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Hilbre High School Humanities College

Hilbre High School
Humanities College

RMT / Engineering

Technology in the National Curriculum:

Technology in the National Curriculum provides a positive and stimulating approach to technological capability by concentrating on designing and making in various materials (wood, plastic, metal, food, textiles).

At Hilbre we concentrate on the development of traditional skills through the design approach. All students will be provided with this opportunity at Key Stages 3 and 4. CAD/CAM will also be incorporated into students' projects.

At Key Stage 4 we offer GCSE Resistant Materials and the Vocational BTEC in Engineering - Double award.

At Key Stage 5 students can take BTEC in Engineering Level 3.

Protective clothing and sensible footwear are essential for working in these departments.

 

GCSE DESIGN TECHNOLOGY: RESISTANT MATERIALS

This is a full GCSE course which leads to the external examination and assessment in Year 11.

It is a progression from the Design and Technology experienced in Key Stage 3 and enables students to design and make products from wood, metals and plastics.  Other resistant materials can be used (eg. textiles and ceramics), electronics can also be included in project work.

Successful students can progress to study Advanced Level Design & Technology.  This could help students gain places on a variety of Engineering degree courses at University or on a Modern Apprenticeship Scheme.

Assessment

The coursework project (60%)
This is in 2 parts:           
1.       A design folio
2.       Practical work
A written examination (40%)
Candidates are expected to complete the coursework in 40 hours.

 

BTEC ENGINEERING

The BTEC in Engineering is a nationally recognised work-related qualification designed to provide you with a choice of routes into Further Education or employment.  It is made up of units of work.  Engineering is one of the most important job sectors offering a wide variety of careers.  Engineering is about bringing good ideas into reality using a range of problem solving and creative skills.  BTEC First Certificate is equal to GCSEs.  The work involved is based on practical course work units and 1 online test equal to 25% of the course.
However, there will be 2 core units followed by specialist units, such as:

Specialist Unit: Selecting and using Secondary Machinery Techniques to Remove Material.  Students will be producing engineered products using machinery.  This will include the use of computer aided manufacturing machines.  The practical based work will include the use of lathes, milling and drilling machines.  The health and safety regulations relative to the use of engineering machinery will also be studied.

Progression
On completion of the BTEC First Certificate in Engineering students can progress to Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Qualification in this vocational area.
The course available at Hilbre in the 6th Form is BTEC Level 3 Certificate and advanced subsidiary.
Units are internally assessed and subject to external verification through National Standards Sampling (NSS).

Key Stage 3

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn

Induction examProject.
Electronic focus Warning sign.

Induction exam
Metal work focus

Spring

Wooden based project.
This needs to include drilling, cutting and joining methods.

Electronic project to include vacuum forming

Summer

Complete projects that are not complete plus
Graphics and exam topic

Complete projects that are not complete plus Graphics and exam topic.

The projects above will vary depending on room availability and costings.

Key Stage 4 – Edexcel Design and technology 9 - 1

Term

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn

Introduction

  • Critical evaluation and analysis of products
  • The impact of new technologies
  • Smart materials

Thermoforming and thermosetting plastics.

  • Electronic systems
  • Including sensors and control devices and range of inputs

Contextual challenge

  • Investigate
  • Design
  • Specification
  • Develop
  • Manufacture
  • Evaluate
  • Mock exam

Spring

Functions of mechanical devices

  • Electronic systems
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Metal project

Ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals.

  • Characteristics and properties.
  • Develop and justify design ideas.

Contextual challenge

  • Investigate
  • Design
  • Specification
  • Develop
  • Manufacture
  • Evaluate
  • Mock exam

Summer

Structure of timbers

  • Design and technological practice.
  • Investigate the work of past and present designers

Mini contextual challenge.

  • Investigate
  • Design
  • Develop
  • manufacture

Contextual challenge

  • Investigate
  • Design
  • Specification
  • Develop
  • Manufacture
  • Evaluate
  • Mock exam

Key Stage 4 BTEC engineering

Term

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn

Introduction to the world of engineering Unit 1

  • Metal test piece
  • Bench fitting

Induction test for Unit 1

Work through all the theory for engineering sectors

Complete the Unit 2 product analysis

Unit 1 Exam

Spring

Introduction to unit 2

  • Product analysis.
  • Specification
  • Materials
  • Processes
  • Quality assurance

Coursework for Unit 2

Power point for product analysis for a given engineered product

Unit 7 power point for this unit.

  • Complete metalwork task.
  • Evaluate.

Summer

Unit 7
Metal work manufacturing using secondary machining

Manufacture a tool out of metal

This includes drilling and turning.

Complete unit 7 coursework

Revision and practise for final exam.

Resources

SAM Learning and Doddle

Moodle/VLE All the units and trail examinations are available here on the school website.

 

Support & Extra Curricular Opportunities

Year 7 -10 Engineering Club

GCSE/Sixth Form.  Additional mentoring during AFT