- Art and Design
- Business Studies GCSE
- Core Physical Education
- Design and Technology GCSE
- Drama GCSE
- Engineering GCSE
- Engineering VCERT (NCFE)
- English Language and Literature
- Food & Nutrition - GCSE
- French or Spanish
- Health and Social Care National Award
- Music GCSE
- Physical Education & Sport
- PSHE and Careers
- Science GCSE
- Social & Religious Studies
- Years 7-9
Engineering VCERT (NCFE)
The sky’s the limit. Engineering is an increasingly innovative and exciting area to work in. It affects every aspect of modern life – from skyscrapers to smart phones, cars to carrier bags. This GCSE introduces students to a host of new technologies, helping them to gain practical skills and understanding to inspire a lifelong interest in engineering. It will particularly appeal to those who enjoy being creative, with an affinity for drawing, design, maths and problem-solving.
The Application of skills, knowledge and understanding in a practical context will be thoroughly tested throughout this course where analytical and evaluative working will need to be evident. This is a very mathematical and problem solving qualification where testing of materials, processes, calculations of various costs, whilst developing an awareness of factors which influence design.
The course content
- Understand engineering disciplines
- Understand how science and maths are applied in engineering
- Understand how to read engineering drawings
- Understand properties and characteristics of engineering
materials and know why specific materials are selected for engineering applications
- Understand engineering tools, equipment and machines
- Produce hand-drawn engineering drawings
- Produce Computer Aided Design (CAD) engineering drawings
- Demonstrate production planning techniques
- Demonstrate processing skills and techniques applied to materials for a manufacturing task
40% - Examination: Engineering (90 minutes external examination)
Written exam: students will need to apply their understanding of all materials covered including, electronics and mechanics within given practical contexts.
60% - Practical Engineering project (internal assessment)
Students will complete a Synoptic Project in which they will apply knowledge gained throughout the course content to produce engineering drawings or schematics to communicate a solution to the given brief before producing an engineering/solution product that solves the given problem.
Students will achieve a qualification that is relevant to the needs of the engineering industries, placing them in a sound position for progression to further study at A Level and equipping them with relevant employment skills.
Northallerton School & Sixth Form College