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The Marlborough Science Academy


Engineering Key Stage 4

Students who choose to study Engineering at Key Stage 4 will follow the OCR Cambridge Nationals Engineering Manufacture Level 1/2 Award/Certificate course.

Students have to study four units which make up the course content:

  • Unit 1: Engineering Materials, Processes and Production
  • Unit 2: Preparing and Planning for Manufacture
  • Unit 3: Computer-Aided Manufacturing
  • Unit 4: Quality Control of Engineered Products

The types of tasks that are completed are:

  • Making products and components in metal
  • Machine setting and tool maintenance
  • Use of lathes and milling machines to close tolerances
  • Use of hand and bench tools to produce quality outcomes

The course is assessed through:

  • Controlled Assessment

Units 2, 3 and 4 are assessed internally through controlled assessment and make up 75% of the final grade

  • Examination

Unit 1: Engineering Materials, Processes and Production is assessed via a written examination worth 25% of the final grade.

The award is graded Level 2 Pass, Merit, Distinction, Distinction *, or Level 1.

Students who study Engineering can go on to gain employment in a variety of Engineering or Manufacturing roles including Engineering Technician, Maintenance Fitter and Manufacturing Operative. The course also provides a pathway into apprenticeships and further studies.


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