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Virtual Parents Evenings 

Y8 & Y11, Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 4.00pm-7.00pm

Y7, 9 & 10, Wednesday 1st December 2021, 4.00pm-7.00pm

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Engineering Learning Journey

Course Outline ‐ What will I learn?


Component 1­ Exploring engineering sectors and design applications 

You will explore the links between the various engineering  sectors and the role of design in the production of  engineered products.  

Component 2­ Investigating an engineering project 

You will investigate the selection of materials, proprietary components, making processes and disassembly of a given engineered product. They will plan, reproduce, inspect and test a single component. 

Component 3­ Responding to an engineering brief 

You will investigate and create solutions to problems in  response to given engineering briefs. 


The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:  

  • development of key engineering practical and technical  skills, such as research, observation, measurement, making, using computer ­aided design (CAD) and  disassembly  
  • knowledge of key engineering sectors (mechanical,  electrical/electronic and engineering design) and the  interrelation of each in industry  
  • knowledge of the stages involved in planning and  implementing an engineering project 
  • knowledge and skills involved in the investigation of  solutions to engineering problems in response to a given brief.  

How will it be assessed?

Component 1 ­ 30% of the total marks Internally Assessed 

Component 2 ­ 30% of the total marks Internally Assessed 

Component 3 ­ 40% of the total marks Externally Assessed 

For more information

Please contact: E.heafield@oakwood.ac  p.calow@oakwood.ac 

What parents need to know

The course allows pupils to solve problems, question the  design and functionality of products and use their  knowledge of materials and processes to redesign. 

This Award complements the learning in GCSE programmes  such as GCSE Design and Technology by broadening the  application of design and make tasks, working with an  engineering brief, testing and evaluation

Potential further study and careers

The creative industry is the most lucrative and in demand  of all industries

Chemical engineer, mechanical engineer, CAD engineer,  silversmith, automotive. 

Lots of transferable skills for trades such as plumbing,  carpentry and the building trade.