Engineering Key Stage 3

Year 7

Year 7
Topics to be covered Home Learning
1What is Engineering?
Understand and explain how engineering impacts the world.
Theory lesson in different sectors
Finished piece of work is a poster advertising the sector of there choice
2Minimising Waste and Life cycle of a product
Understand what the 4 R’s are and be able to identify the life cycle of a product
Theory lesson on Reduce, Ruse, Recycle and Repair
Finished piece is a life cycle diagram of a chosen material
Find and bring in a recycled product to improve.
3 Electricity manufacturing
Understand how electricity is generated and renewable energy is being developed.
Theory lesson on renewable source
Diagram for your chosen energy source with detailed explanation on the processes
4Components and simple circuit design
Understand simple circuits and recognise components
Theory lesson on recognise a battery, resister, LED and switch. I am able to explain how each component works
Research Design Ideas
5Design and start to make nightlight
Understand how to bring different parts together to make and test your product
6Solder PCB board for nightlight
Following health and safety rules solder set components on to PCB
Sketch 2 design Ideas
7Complete your product
Use the design idea and transfer your design on to your jar
Final product to be teacher assessed for DIRT
8Evaluation and Flowcharts
Understand the need to gain customer feedback reviews and use it to improve your product.
Theory lesson
Take a picture of your final product and get customer feedback
9YENKA, Breadboard or Investigate an Engineered product
3 differentiated lessons
Using data from PR lesson can be set to the progress level of the class


Year 8

Year 8
Topics to be coveredHome Learning
1Renewable sources of energy
Understand the different types of renewable energy available
Theory and research lesson in different sectors
Lesson will continue next week for presentations
Using google classroom share work with team leader
2Renewable sources of energy
To evaluate your research and apply your understanding to the presentation.
Presentation lesson
3Components and Ohms Law
To recognise different components and how Ohms Law works
Theory lesson with maths
Worksheet with differentiated math questions on ohms law
Component recognition sheet
4Circuit Building
To recognise different components and build a working circuit
Using YENKA on PC’s to build several differentiated circuits
To be able to follow a manufacturing plan and use various tools to safely create a circuit.
Write the instruction card in to own steps of making
6All about the sound
To analyse existing products and identify the features you will use for your own ideas.
Design Ideas for own product
To follow a plan to complete a good quality product
Final design improved using DIRT feedback
Find and bring in recycled product
8Lets get joining
To follow a plan to complete a good quality product
Test the product in its environment and gain customer feedback
Practical lesson
9Engineering Products
To identify the key features of an engineering product
Theory lesson, to describe a suitable material that could be used in the chosen product


Year 9

Year 9
Topics to be covered Home Learning
1How pewter is extracted
To understand how pewter is extracted and manufactured.
Theory and research lesson in different types of metals
Lesson will continue next week for presentations
Log in to google classroom
Project has been assigned for 8 weeks
2Define a end user
Understand the end users requirements with the links to research.
Use the research to create serval designs that could be modelled
3Making a template
Understand how to use a template to improve the quality of your product.
Practical lesson with maths
4Health and safety
To ensure all health and safety rules are respected
Using YENKA on PC’s to build several differentiated circuits
5Quality Finish
To use SIRT feedback to improve the quality finish of your product.
6Final Product
To use the tools and equipment available to complete a usable quality product.
Use customer feedback to suggest improvement
Practical lesson
To recognise different components and measurements
Theory lesson on different circuit components that can be used together to create a working circuit
Understand how to build circuits using CAD
Develop differentiate circuits to incorporate chips
Homework project to be handed in
Understand how different components can create a series circuit.
Theory lesson, to design and build an electronic circuit using input, process and output components