Engineering

Curriculum Intent 

The Technology team aim to develop resilient, independent and confident students who have practical and evaluative skills and analytical knowledge in our wide range of vocational subjects. 

Students are encouraged to foster globally-responsible attitudes through investigating materials, technological developments and an understanding of sustainability on a local, national and international level. 

All our subjects include an understanding of how the world works and going forward to anticipate jobs that have not yet even been created. Technology is an ever-expanding discipline that has problem solving at its core, is academic as well as practical, involves learning through doing and we hope above all, enjoyable. 

Gold Standard Teaching and Learning 

  • High expectation of pupil behaviour at all times 
  • An expectation that pupils will accept responsibility for their own learning and work independently 
  • User of assessment criteria to be integral in developing students’ autonomy and understanding of their own progression and target setting 
  • Subject specific language to be used by the teacher and students, across both Key Stages, so that the students’ become completely familiar with technical vocabulary in lessons    
  • High demands of pupil involvement and engagement with their learning 
  • A range of practical, oral and writtenskills 
  • Use of a range of learning strategies to support students of all levels 
  • Stretch and challenge through questioning, modelling and via the variety of tasks set 
  • Assessment for learning 
  • Effective use of summative data to inform short, medium- and long-term planning 
  • DIRT 
  • Regular use of encouragement and rewards to engage and motivate pupils  

Key Stage 3 Overview 

Engineering/Systems 

Year 7 

When  What we are Studying?  
Autumn 1  Tools, equipment, drilling, polishing, heat treatment 
Autumn 2  Sketches + CAD situations + Brief 
Spring 1  Rotation 2:Tools, equipment, drilling, polishing, heat treatment 
Spring 2  Sketches + CAD situations + Brief 
Summer 1  Rotation3: Tools, equipment, drilling, polishing, heat treatment 
Summer 2  Sketches + CAD situations + Brief 

 

Year 8 

When  What we are Studying?  
Autumn 1  Hand tools, reading engineering drawings, drilling and milling 
Autumn 2  Turning and heat treatment 
Spring 1  Rotation2: Hand tools, reading engineering drawings, drilling and milling 
Spring 2  Turning and heat treatment 
Summer 1  Rotation 3: Hand tools, reading engineering drawings, drilling and milling 
Summer 2  Turning and heat treatment 

 

Key Stage 4 Overview 

Year 9 

When  What we are Studying?  
Autumn 1  Sectors, products, tools and machines, drilling, heat treatment, riveting 
Autumn 2  Company structures, SMC + Global, turning skills, manufacture types 
Spring 1  Cutting speeds, material groups, functions of products 
Spring 2  Job roles in a given company, career progression, UK Engineering 
Summer 1  Recycling, testing methods, manufacturing composites, ceramics 
Summer 2  Component 1.1 researching and engineer product, design solutions 

 

Year 10 

When  What we are Studying?  
Autumn 1  Material properties, material groups, super alloys, steel 
Autumn 2  Aluminium, titanium, components product disassembly 
Spring 1  Component 2.1 Materials used to make products 
Spring 2  Component 2.2 Processes used to make pedal axle fan 
Summer 1  Component 2.3 reproduce a component 
Summer 2  Reading engineering data and tables 

 

Year 11 2019-20 

When  What we are Studying?  
Autumn 1  * Plotting and representing data, analysing trends 
Autumn 2  * Identifying issues with a product, make improvements 
Spring 1  * Carry out experiments and explain findings, faults 
Spring 2  Students who pass exam at L2 Improve practical 

Students who resit go through the above plan * 

Summer 1  Students who pass exam at L2 Improve practical 

Students who resit go through the above plan * 

 

Key Stage 4 Examination Overview 

Exam Board Details: Edexcel BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering 

Component 3.1 

Component 3.2 

 

What resources could I buy or borrow that will help my child? 

Tech award in Engineering (Pearson) 

Revise BTEC Tech Award in Engineering  ISBN 9781 292 27272 6 

 

What are the key websites or Apps that my child could use? 

technologystudent.co.uk 

 

What can I do to encourage my child to take a further interest in Engineering? 

Plan to do work experience during half term holidays 

Visit Museums such as RAF Cosford 

 

What after school or other extracurricular activities are available in Engineering and when are they? 

Year 10 students take part in STEM competition (Enrichement) 

 

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