Engineering - Key Stage 4
Following their introduction to the world of engineering and manufacture in key Stage 3 many students choose to continue studying Engineering at Key Stage 4 where they 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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