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Engineering (BTEC)

General Subject Information

We study the BTEC qualification for Engineering.

Subject Vision:

Design and Technology and Engineering is about providing opportunities for students to develop their capability, apply their problem solving skills combined with their designing and making skills whilst using knowledge and understanding to create quality engineered products/services.



The foundations of Design Technology and the Principles of Engineering are taught within KS3 and the departments offer a multitude of projects delivered on a termly rotation system. The rotation consists of Food, CAD CAM, Resistant Materials, Music, Textiles and Computing.  Each teacher is a specialist in their own area, with two teachers including the Director who is multi skilled in all areas of Design Technology.

  • KS4 ( year 10-11), we offer the Pearson qualification BTEC Level 1/2 Technical Award in Engineering. 
  • KS5 (Sixth Form), students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding by studying Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Engineering.



KS3 Technology Rotation ( set fortnightly)

Week 1: Design an A4 poster related to the termly rotational subject ( can be hand drawn of computer generated – must include colour, imagery and keywords)

Week 3: Keyword vocabulary based learning

Week 5: Evaluative Summary/written based learning

KS4 Engineering:

Weekly activity sheets


Component 1

Component 2

Component 3


Homework Task What page no in revision book When do I do it ? What do I do? How long will this take?
Component 3 Exam Skills, Tips & Techniques P45-63

October half term holidays

Aim to read and complete two pages a day to get through the section to prepare you for your mock exam  

'Now Try This Tasks’

Read through the pages and highlight key points and tips for setting up your practical. Complete all now try this tasks on each page

20-40 mins per day if you read, highlight notes and complete the activity on these pages.

KS5 Engineering:

Yr 12: Term 1& 2 weekly maths task in prep for exam, term 3,4, 5 and 6: research based tasks to inform Unit 2 Assignment

KS5 Engineering:

Yr 13: to research Fusion Tutorials weekly on You tube and demonstrate/share new learning  with peers

Level 2 Subject Information

Tech Award -

Engineering - Course Details


Intervention Timetable

Term 1 

Students can access SharePoint – student resources/engineering then the relevant year folder - Click Here

A revision guide is available from finance at a cost of £3.10.  The revision guide has been designed to support the students in preparing for the externally assessed component of the course.  Component 3 , Responding to an engineering brief, build on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in component 1 and 2.  The assessment is in two parts .  The first part will be a brief to carry out a practical task before completing activities based on the task (mainly recording, observing, analysing and evaluating data).  The second  task consists of two separate scenarios, which have activities that assess planning, redesign and evaluation skills - click Here for full details on revision guides

Level 3 Subject Information

Sixth form course information can be found in the sixth form courses page


  • Construction
  • Aerospace
  • Electrical/Mechanical Services
  • Environmental
  • Product Design/3D Design
  • Engineering (Civil/Structural)
  • Architecture/Planning

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