Engineering

Welcome to the Kingsmead School Engineering Department

Engineering develops students’ knowledge and understanding of the engineering sector and provide them with opportunities to develop associated practical skills. It covers manufacturing engineering products, designing engineering products and solving engineering problems which focuses on how modern engineering has had an impact on modern day life at home, work and in society in general. 

Unit 1: Manufacturing Engineering Products Controlled assessment: 20 hours 40% of qualification 

Unit 1 provides students with the opportunity to interpret several types of engineering information to plan how to produce engineering products. Learners will develop knowledge, understanding and skills in using a range of engineering tools and equipment to produce and test a product. 

Unit 2: Designing Engineering Products Controlled assessment: 10 hours 20% of qualification 

Unit 2 allows students to explore how an engineered product is adapted and improved over time, and it offers learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding to adapt an existing component, element, or part of the engineering outcome that they produced for Unit 1.  

Unit 3: Solving Engineering Problems Written examination: time of exam – 1 hour 30 minutes 40% of qualification 

Unit 3 introduces students to a range of considerations that impact on engineering design and how modern engineering has had an impact on modern day life at home, work and in society in general. 

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