Resistant Materials and Engineering


Resistant Materials & Engineering

Faculty of Art & Design Technology


Staff

Mrs C Finnegan - Head of Faculty

Ethos

Resistant Materials and Engineering are inspiring, practical subjects that engage, motivate and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to invent and create. Within these subjects, pupils have the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination to design and create products, solve problems and work both within a team and independently.

Aims

Our aim is to provide a challenging and enriching experience that will enable all pupils to:

  • develop their creative, technical and practical skills to be able to work confidently and independently in an increasingly technical world
  • become responsible, competent, confident, safe and creative users of tools and equipment
  • analyse given problems and produce solutions using their gained knowledge, skills and understanding

 

Progression

Students can progress from KS3 to:

  • BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering
  •  Level 3 Award in Engineering
  •  Apprenticeships in Engineering
  • Employment in the Engineering industry

 


KS3 Curriculum 2019-2020


Year 7

Curriculum Intent:
In Year 7 and 8 all students follow the National Curriculum.  They receive 4 lessons per fortnight and are taught in mixed attainment groups.  In KS3 at the beginning of each rotation, students complete a baseline test and an end of the rotation repeat the test to show their individual understanding and progress.

 

Subject content:

Year 7 pupils spend eight weeks in the department, during which time they are introduced to Health and Safety requirements, the various materials used, the Design Process and the correct and safe use of PPE, tools and equipment. They will then use their gained knowledge to design, make and evaluate a segmented animal safely and correctly.

 

Year 8

Curriculum Intent:
In Year 7 and 8 all students follow the National Curriculum.  They receive 4 lessons per fortnight and are taught in mixed attainment groups.  In KS3 at the beginning of each rotation, students complete a baseline test and an end of the rotation repeat the test to show their individual understanding and progress.

 

Subject content:

Year 8 pupils spend eight weeks in the department, during which time they will review and recap their knowledge of Health and Safety, materials, the Design Process and the use of PPE, tools and equipment. They are then introduced to the subject of electronics and use their gained knowledge to design, make and evaluate a solar light.

 


KS4 Curriculum 2019-2020


Curriculum intent (Years 9 – 10)

All students follow the BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering. This course enables learners to gain knowledge, understanding and skills relating to the Engineering sector. In addition to sector specific knowledge and understanding, these qualifications also support learners to develop the essential employability skills that are valued by employers, further and higher education.

 

Subject Content

In Year 9 and Year 10, pupils work towards their BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Engineering. They use their skills and knowledge complete:

  • Component 1 -Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications
  • Component 2 - Investigating an Engineering Project
  • Component 3 - Responding to an Engineering Brief

 

Curriculum Maps

Year 7 Curriclum Map 2019-20

Year 8 Curriclum Map 2019-20

Year 9 - Curriculum Map 2019-20

Year 10 - Curriculum Map 2019-20

Year 11 - Curriculum Map 2019-20

 

Assessment

In BTEC Engineering, the overall grade is based on both coursework (60%) and a practical and written exam (40%). Throughout the coursework projects, students will be given both written and oral feedback to help them achieve the highest grade possible on the coursework element of their work. They will also sit Pre-Public Examinations (PPEs), which will be marked internally with detailed feedback given to all students to help them prepare for their final BTEC exam during Year 10.