Engineering Key Stage 4

In Year 10 and 11 students will undertake courses leading to the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 qualaification in Engineering.

In Year 11 pupils will complete the Unit 2 -Investigating an Engineering Product during year 10. In term 1 they research the engineering sector in preparation for their examination.

In term 2/3 pupils will be focusing on Unit 3- Electronic Circuit Design and Construction.

In term, Year 10 pupils will focus on understanding engineering sector in preparation for an examination. Term 2 and 3 pupils will be working on Unit 2 -Investigating an Engineering Product to complete for the end of year 10.

Year 10 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 1Learn about engineering processes used to produce modern engineered products.
Understand the developments in engineering materials and technologies.
Understand how engineering contributes to a sustainable future.
Engineering sectors and products
Mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering processes
Scales of production
Modern production methods
Modern and smart materials in engineering
Modern material foams in engineering
Modern material processes in engineering
New technologies in engineering
Sustainable engineered products
Minimising waste production in engineering
Lean manufacturing
Renewable sources of energy in engineering
Term 2Understand the performance requirements of an engineered product
Understand the selection of specific materials for use in the components that make up an engineered product
Technical specification
Selection of materials and components
Environmental impact
Alternative materials
Term 3Understand the selection and use of manufacturing processes in an engineered
product
Understand the quality issues related to an engineered product.
Selection of production processes
Environmental impact
Comparing production processes
Quality control (QC)
Quality assurance (QA)
Year 11 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 1Learn about engineering processes used to produce modern engineered products.
Understand the developments in engineering materials and technologies.
Understand how engineering contributes to a sustainable future.
Engineering sectors and products
Mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering processes
Scales of production
Modern production methods
Modern and smart materials in engineering
Modern material foams in engineering
Modern material processes in engineering
New technologies in engineering
Sustainable engineered products
Minimising waste production in engineering
Lean manufacturing
Renewable sources of energy in engineering
Term 2Know about electronic systems design
Design and construct electronic circuits using electronic building blocks
Know how to populate circuit boards permanently and construct electronic circuits safely
Identification, function and application of input, process, passive and output components used in electronic circuits.
Identification, characteristics, application and advantages/disadvantages of power supplies used in some electronic circuits. Unit of measure and applying mathematics for calculating values with complex calculations.
Circuit design
Circuit board construction
Circuit board techniques
Risk assessments
Term 3Test and evaluate electronic circuits.Testing electronic circuits