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.
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.
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