GCSE engineering encourages candidates to be inspired, moved and changed. By following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into related sectors, such as manufacturing. The course prepares students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
It enables students to actively engage in the processes of engineering to develop as effective and independent individuals and to understand the contribution that engineering makes to society and the economy.
Students will develop and use a range of transferable skills when designing and making engineered products which use both electronic and mechanical design. These skills include 3d CAD, rapid prototyping using 3d printing, manual and computer aided manufacture. Understanding the range of material properties and manufacturing processes is taught through; practical projects such as a burglar alarm where students manufacture plastic and metal components as well as electronic assemblies.
At GCSE, the two year programme of study in Engineering aims to develop our students' skills and knowledge further, culminating in a major project conducted in Year 10-11 which contributes 60% of the marks towards the final grade.