Design Technology

Key Stage 3 Design & Technology

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Key Stage 4 – BTEC Engineering

What will I learn on this course?

The Engineering option encompasses hands on practical manufacturing skills and techniques in Mechanical and Electronic/Electrical Engineering, along with the accompanying theory. Students are able to learn and develop the application of these important life skills in an environment which reflects a ‘real world’ working ethic.

In the first year of this two year course you will complete Unit 1: The Engineered World, this unit is an External assessed unit which will be assessed by an online exam. The other unit that you will complete in the first year is Unit 2: Investigating an Engineered Product.

In the second year students may have the possibility of completing either Unit 7 (Machining Techniques), in this specialist unit you will use the all the machinery found within the Engineering workshop such as the Milling machine, Centre Lathe, Pillar drill and various hand tools.  Or you may have the possibility of completing Unit 8 (Electronic Circuit Design and Construction), in this specialist unit you will learn about designing electronic systems, constructing electronic circuits using electronic building blocks, know how to populate circuit boards permanently and construct electronic circuits safely, as well as test and evaluate electronic circuits.

BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Engineering

Core Units

Unit 1: The Engineered World.

Unit 2: Investigating an Engineered Product.

Specialist Unit

Either Unit 7 “Machining Techniques” (double unit) or Unit 8 “Electronic Circuit Design and Construction” (double unit).

How is this qualification taught and assessed?

This course is mainly coursework based with one of the four units being assessed by an online test (25% of the course).

What qualification will I achieve?

A BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Engineering (worth 1 GCSE)

Where will this qualification take me?

Students are actively encouraged to develop independent and team-working skills within this engineering scenario, placing them in an excellent position to progress into further and higher education or indeed, employment.

How can I find out more?

Either see Mr McKean (mckeand@ntc.kent.sch.uk) or Mr Summerfield (summerfieldr@ntc.kent.sch.uk) or email them for further details.