Engineering Double Award at Wrenn Academy
A GCSE Double Award is a nationally recognised qualification. It is broad based and focuses on a specific area. Wrenn is offering GCSE Double Awards in Business, Leisure & Tourism, Health & Social Care and Engineering. Candidates study three units which provide a broad introduction to a wide range of vocational issues. This qualification is equivalent to 2 GCSEs grades A*A* to GG. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW OR BE ABLE TO DO BEFORE TAKING A GCSE DOUBLE AWARD? It is important that you have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in the subject taken, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively. WHAT WILL I LEARN? You will: - gain an understanding of health and social care, leisure and tourism, Business or Engineering - develop skills and knowledge in one of these areas - have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way - follow a programme of study that enables progression to both further education and employment - develop Key Skills that are highly valued by employers and further education - gain confidence by developing independent learning skills WHO IS THE GCSE DOUBLE AWARD SUITABLE FOR? These courses will appeal to students who: - enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences - want the opportunity to carry out practical work - enjoy finding out their own answers – not just being taught - want to keep their options open, the course does not force you to make an early choice - wish to build up a qualification by studying separate units - want to study a course that is active and enjoyable - want to move on to a related career or further training - anyone who enjoys coursework ENGINEERING (Double Award) Unit 1 - Design and graphical communication There is some element of engineering in virtually everything we use from the clothes we wear and the food we eat, to the transport we use, from micro components in modern electronics to the largest civil engineering projects. This unit is about the following aspects of design: · analysing client design briefs; · developing design specifications and solutions; · analysing scientific principles; · producing and reading engineering drawings; · selecting appropriate drawing techniques; · communicating a design solution. Using the design process, you will develop your understanding and skills in design and graphical communication. You will learn to choose appropriate techniques for a given purpose or audience to present your solutions. Engineering drawings are used to present information. You will learn about the different engineering drawing techniques used for electrical, electronic and mechanical products and their servicing. You will learn to read engineering drawings and to understand specific engineering sector standards. This unit is assessed through portfolio assessment. The grade on that assessment will be your grade for the unit. Unit 2 - Engineered products In this unit you will make an engineered product. The unit will develop your understanding of the process of designing a product and producing it. In this unit you will learn to: · use product specifications; · read and interpret engineering drawings and diagrams; · select suitable materials, parts and components for a product; · create a production plan; · use process, tools and equipment, including Computer Aided Manufacture, required to make engineered products; · check the quality of your work conforms to the standards requires; · apply health & safety procedures. This unit is assessed through portfolio assessment. The grade on that assessment will be your grade for the unit. Unit 3 - Application of technology Technology affects every stage in the design and manufacture of products. In this unit you will investigate the impact of modern technology on the design and manufacture of a range of products in different engineering and manufacturing sectors. You will learn how new technology has helped to develop the design and manufacturing process and to improve the quality of products and the service offered to customers. You will also learn about the benefits and implications modern technology has for the work force, the wider community, the global environment and sustainability. You will investigate the impact of: · ICT · new components and a range of modern materials, including smart materials; · control technology.
How to apply
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