Welcome to the Kingsmead School Applied Learning Department.

We currently offer the WJEC/Eduqas Level 1/ Level 2 Award in Engineering in Key Stage 4.

The qualification is built from discrete units and each unit has an applied purpose which acts as a focus for the learning. It is also the means by which learners are enthused, engaged and motivated to study engineering.

The applied purpose provides the opportunity for authentic work-related learning and it will require learners to consider how the use and application of their learning impacts on individuals, employers, society and the environment. Learners will be able to learn in such a way that they develop:

This qualification provides learners with an engaging and exciting platform for learning whilst indirect access to real work experiences will help them to develop a greater understanding of how the programme relates to the wider world of work. This provides levels of inspiration and expectation for the learners that will help them focus on potential progression pathways within the Engineering and other related sectors.

The curriculum is delivered in a way that links and builds on other KS4 subjects and continues to develop previous subject learning, preparing them for the internal assessment and the synoptic external assessment. All topics are cross referenced to examples and experiences in industry to enable them to build and reinforce the learning process.

Sequence of Learning in Engineering

This is a summary of the topics studied in Engineering at Kingsmead School.

Key Stage 4 Sequence of Learning

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1 (Sept-Oct)

Engineering Sectors

Job roles and responsibilities

•Convey meaning

•Using appropriate language

•Logical structure

•Presentation of information

•Clarity of language and presentation

•Use of appropriate terminology

•Audiences (engineers, non-engineers)

•Use of visual support, e.g. mock-ups, CAD


Unit 2 Assessment Task 


Machining based making task

Term 2 (Nov-Dec)

Properties of engineering materials and applications

Engineering products

•Structural, e.g. buildings, bridges

•Mechanical, e.g. gearbox, crane, bicycle

•Electronic, e.g. mobile phone, communications, alarm


•Tensile strength






•Corrosive resistance

•Environmental degradation




Students will complete their second assessment task They will complete a ‘make’ based task in the workshop demonstrating their learnt knowledge using hand-tools, machinery and mathematical skills. Approximately 9 processes must be evident in their task. Engineering drawings will be



Term 3 (Jan-Feb)

Introduction to engineering drawing. British standards, symbols and layouts


•       Destructive tests

•       Non-destructive tests



Engineering, Structural, Mechanical


Engineers involved, UK, International

Key outputs





In the home, In industry, In society

Environmental issues

Use, Disposal, Recycling

Materials development

Engineering processes





Engineering processes

Engineering products

Term 4 (Feb-Mar)

Isometric, orthographic and CAD drawing

Creative ideas

•       Identify features of other engineered products

•       Generate ideas

•       Explore implementation of ideas


  • Filter information
  • Synthesise information
  • Identify salient points

Identify requirements


Propose solutions

  • Communication
  • Logical structure


Term 5 (Apr-May)

Means of communicating design ideas

Exam preparation and end exam in June

Mathematical techniques  

Use of formulae  

Ohms law  


Areas and volumes of geometric shapes  





Units of measurement  


Metres, millimetre  

Pounds, pence 


Term 6 (June- July)

Design project planning

Exam preparation and external exam in June



of external exam


Top 5 Websites

For additional learning and revision in this subject, see these websites:

Engineering progress Overviews

These are designed to outline the progression of Engineering based learning within each year group. They make clear the skills, understanding and knowledge within each category of our language for learning