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Exam Board: OCR
Course: GCSE Engineering - Single Award (J332)
Teacher of Engineering: Miss J. Newman
Engineering builds upon the design skills that students have learnt in Resistant Materials in year 9. Engineering involves students designing and making products using a variety of materials, mainly metal and plastic. It includes the use of CAD software including 2D Design and Inventor fusion. It will include the use of CAM including the laser cutter. Students will also learn how to cut and shape metal including use of the milling machine and lathe.
Students learn about the design process in depth and different Engineering sectors. It provides a good grounding in Engineering without going into any Engineering sector in depth.
TRIPS AND VISITS
The Cycle Show, NEC Birmingham
Mini Factory, Oxford
Lotus Factory, Norfolk
year 10 and 11 ONLY
The GCSE consists of TWO assessments:-
Coursework projects (60%)
Students must complete two projects:-
- The study and analysis of bikes and their design development since 1940.
- Designing and making a small portable radio.
Students will be tested on different engineering sectors, materials, components (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic), engineering processes, quality control techniques, new technology, and the design process.
Students will learn how to use 2D Design and Inventor fusion. Students will complete a range of small projects including a metal name tag, coat hook and phone holder. They will make bath bombs (Chemical Engineering) and learn about packaging design. Students will then complete their first piece of controlled assessment which will be product analysis. Students will then follow on with their second piece of controlled assessment which will be to design a radio.
Students will make the radio that they designed in year 10 before preparing for the exam. Small projects will be undertaken to support learning for the exam.