Engineering

 Year 10 

 

Units taught: Students complete work which contributes to two internally assessed units.

Unit 1 consists of product analysis and reverse engineering, design development and the eventual final design of a functional product (Phone charger), through the use of isometric hand sketching, CAD modelling and third angle projection.

Unit 2 consists of the construction of a lamp from a given drawing using various resistant materials and tools, machinery and techniques. Drawings should be used to plan the stages of production.

 

Main skills developed: 2D and 3D drawing techniques, Computer aided design, Product analysis skills, writing of specifications and planning practical work. Working to British industry standards and developing their skills with machinery such as lathes, laser cutters, soldering, drilling and abrading tools.

 

How parents can help to support their son’s/daughter’s learning:

  • Take an interest in the projects they are carrying out through discussion at home.
  • Support students with all homework’s set in particular giving guidance with the extended writing tasks.
  • Provide students with a contribution towards materials used.

 

The following websites can help your son/daughter’s learning:

 

Extra-Curricular opportunities: The Technology department run a weekly after school club and help with homework is always available. Students are also encouraged to use the workshop facilities to work on projects after school.

 

SMSC & British Values: Students will learn about the various methods and scales of production and how to work to specific tolerances. This helps them to produce high quality work which is expected within industry. Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths/beliefs is encouraged when producing creative design ideas. Students are encouraged to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to one another’s ideas (carried out during peer assessment tasks). Self-assessment is also encouraged to develop self-awareness in order to develop creative skills.

 

Year 11

 

Units taught- Engineering: Students complete work which contributes to two internally assessed units.

Unit 1 consists of product analysis and reverse engineering, design development and the eventual final design of a functional product (Phone charger), through the use of isometric hand sketching, CAD modelling and third angle projection.

Unit 2 consists of the construction of a lamp from a given drawing using various resistant materials and tools, machinery and techniques. Drawings should be used to plan the stages of production.

Unit 3- Externally set written exam

 

Main skills developed- Engineering: 2D and 3D drawing techniques, Computer aided design, Product analysis skills, writing of specifications and planning practical work. Working to British industry standards and developing their skills with machinery such as lathes, laser cutters, soldering, drilling and abrading tools.

 

Students refine and develop the use of a wide variety of drawing, CAD/CAM and traditional practical skills to support the making of their final project. Techniques are developed in complexity and combined together to make interesting functional products.

 

How parents can help to support their son’s/daughter’s learning:

  • Take an interest in the projects they are carrying out through discussion at home.
  • Support students with all homework’s set in particular giving guidance with the extended writing tasks.
  • Provide students with a contribution towards materials used.

 

The following websites can help your son/daughter’s learning:

 

Extra-Curricular opportunities: The Technology department run a weekly after school club and help with homework is always available. Students are also encouraged to use the workshop facilities to work on projects after school.

 

SMSC & British Values: Students will learn about the various methods and scales of production and how to work to specific tolerances. This helps them to produce high quality work which is expected within industry. Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths/beliefs is encouraged when producing creative design ideas. Students are encouraged to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to one another’s ideas (carried out during peer assessment tasks). Self-assessment is also encouraged to develop self-awareness in order to develop creative skills.