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Years 10 & 11

Course Content

R109: Engineering materials, processes and production (25%):

Students develop their understanding of a wide range of engineering materials and how their properties and characteristics impact on a design specification. They also examine different production processes and their applications

R110: Preparing and planning for manufacture (25%):

Students plan and apply appropriate processes to make pre-production product using hand-held tools, measuring and marking equipment safely. They then carry out a range of manually controlled machining operations and perform quality control checks to review their finished pre-production product

R111: Computer aided manufacturing (25%):

Students explore the role of computer applications in the design and manufacture of engineered products by creating computer-aided design (CAD) drawings to produce a batch of computer numerical control (CNC) manufactured examples of a product. They investigate methods used to compare items manufactured by manually controlled and CNC production, and develop their understanding of how computer control is used to produce engineered products in high-volume.

R112: Quality control of engineered products (25%):

Students develop their knowledge and understanding of the techniques and procedures used, including ‘lean processes’ to ensure the quality of engineered products. They produce and implement a detailed set of procedures for the quality control of engineered products in a ‘real world’ situation involving high-volume manufacture of products.

Homework

Pupils should expect to receive an hour of homework a week, which will consist of a variety of research, revision, practice and preparation tasks.

Equipment

Pupils may bring a craft apron to lessons. However, aprons are provided. All workshop tools will be provided.

Visits/Extra-curricular

Participation in work experience to gain vital engineering experience is an optional element of the course but is encouraged.