On this course you will learn about: How engineering and engineers have shaped the modern world; how products are resourced, designed and manufactured; how engineers and engineering are at the forefront of making our planet a cleaner and greener place; how engineering is a universal language spoken all over the world; and how new production techniques are leading to increasingly advanced products.
How is the course structured and graded?
This qualification is available as a three unit Award that is equivalent to a single GCSE. In the first year you will study units covering: The Engineered World (this is a compulsory unit and is externally examined), Investigating Engineering Products and Machining Techniques. These units are graded at a Pass, Merit, Distinction and Distinction*. These are equivalent to grades 4 - 9 at GCSE level.
Will this course be suitable for me?
This course is a mixture of continual assessment and a final exam. While containing a range of practical elements, it does have a written and research element. If you have a genuine interest in engineering and are hoping to develop your skills and abilities with a view to a career in the engineering world, this is an ideal course for you. It will give you a springboard into the engineering world beyond Bredon School. It is also an ideal companion subject to Maths, Science and Law.
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What could this course lead to?
This course could lead to an engaging and fulfilling career in a wide range of engineering fields from automotive to aeronautics. It could also lead to further more in-depth and specialised studies on our Level 3 course in the Sixth Form.
Edexcel Level 2 BTEC First Award
Mix of coursework and examination
Accepted for Sixth Form entry into Level 3 qualifications