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Engineering at The Long Eaton School

Course description

KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:

  • This course has been developed to provide experience in a broad range of knowledge and skill areas in the engineering industry.
  • The work is targeted at a range of learning styles, including computer ‐ based learning and hands ‐ on practical activities. Students will develop skills in engineering drawing, Computer Aided Design as well as practical workshops skills such as using turning lathes and milling machines.
  • Some of the work will require the use of higher Maths skills and students choosing this course must be strong mathematicians. We recommend that students have gained at least a grade B in Mathematics in Y11 to be able to access the Maths and Science aspects of the Engineering Principles unit.
  • This course is suitable for students who wish to progress onto higher education at University or potentially a career / apprenticeship in a range of engineering sectors, ranging from Mechanical and Automotive to Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Course content

MODULES/UNITS COVERED IN YEAR 12

(including a brief outline of their content)

AS Topics:

Unit 1 Engineering Principles;

This unit will give learners an understanding of mathematical and physical scientific knowledge to enable them to solve problems set in an engineering context. Learners will also get an understanding of engineering principles used to solve mechanical and electrical/electronic problems.

Unit 2 Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team;

In this unit learners will examine common engineering processes including health and safety legislation and regulations, engineering drawing and develop 2D computer ‐ aided drawing (CAD) skills. Learners will also work as part of a team to apply a range of practical engineering processes to manufacture a batch of an engineered product.

MODULES/UNITS COVERED IN YEAR 13

(including a brief outline of their content)

Unit 3 Engineering Product Design and Manufacture;

This unit will explore engineering product design and manufacturing processes and will complete activities that consider function, sustainability, materials, form and other factors. Studying this unit will help learners to progress to employment as a draftsperson and gain other technician level roles in engineering. It also prepares you for an engineering ‐ based apprenticeship, and for higher education

Unit 41 Manufacturing Secondary and Finishing Techniques; 

This unit will allow learners to explore and carry out secondary machining processes to manufacture shapes by the safe removal of material. This unit prepares you for a mechanical or manufacturing engineering apprenticeship, entering higher education and, for technician level roles, for example as a machine setter and setter ‐ operator.

Assessment

TYPE OF ASSESSMENT IN YEAR 12

  • Unit 1 Engineering Principles – Externally Assessed 66%
  • Unit 2 Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team ‐ Internally Assessed 33%

TYPE OF ASSESSMENT IN YEAR 13

  • Unit 3 Engineering Product Design and Manufacture – Externally Assessed 66%
  • Unit 41 Manufacturing Secondary and Finishing Techniques ‐ Internally Assessed 33%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Long Eaton School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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