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Key Stage 5 Curriculum

GCE Design and Technology: Product Design (Edexcel)
GCE Design and Technology: Engineering Design (OCR)

Information on these courses can be found on the Sleaford Joint Sixth Form Prospectus

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

GCSE Design and Technology (Edexcel)
Cambridge National Level 2 in Engineering (OCR)
GCSE Design and Technology – (Electronics and Systems focus)

Course Title: Design and Technology (Edexcel)

What will I study?

What skills/qualities are required?

How will I learn?

You will learn by completing focused practical tasks using real world electronic circuits and computer simulations. Design and make assignments will be fundamental to the delivery of the course and will prepare you for the coursework element which will start at the end of Year 10.

How will I be assessed?

50% - Examination

50% - Non Examined Assessment (coursework)

Where could it lead?

Students will have the opportunity to develop their skills at A Level. Natural career progression is into Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, IT, Product Design and Design Engineering.

 

Printed Circuit Boards, designed and manufactured by students.

 

Printed Circuit Boards, designed and manufactured by students.
 

Automatic pet feed dispenser.
 

Music amplifier.
 

Electronic Motocross Timer.
 

GCSE Design and Technology – (Graphic Products focus)

Course Title: Design and Technology (Edexcel)

What will I study?

What skills/qualities are required?

How will I learn?

You will learn through completing focused practical tasks using traditional modelling methods and CAD-CAM. Design and make assignments will be fundamental to the delivery of the course and will prepare you for the coursework element which will start at the end of Year 10.

How will I be assessed?

50% - Examination

50% - Non Examined Assessment (coursework)

Where could it lead?

Students may choose to move into the creative industries. Career possibilities could be Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Advertising, Architecture, Web Design.

 
 
 
 

Design and Technology – (Resistant Materials focus)

Course Title: Design and Technology (Edexcel)

What will I study?

What skills/qualities are required?

How will I learn?

You will learn through completing focused practical tasks using timbers, metals and polymers as well as CAD-CAM. Design and make assignments will be fundamental to the delivery of the course and will prepare you for the coursework element which will start at the end of Year 10.

How will I be assessed?

50% - Examination taken at the end of the course

50% - Non Examined Assessment (coursework)

Where could it lead?

Students may move into fields with practical outcomes such as: Product Design, Mechanical engineering, Architecture, Structural engineering, Building Industry (Management, Quantity Surveyor and Estimator), Joinery, Civil engineering.

 
 
 

Cambridge National In Engineering

Course Title: Level 2 Cambridge National in Engineering (OCR)

The Engineering National Qualification is a new and different way of learning about the world of Engineering. It will give you the right skills to start a career in Engineering, or go on to university, college or other training.

Engineering is finding smart ways to solve problems, so that life is better, easier and more enjoyable for ourselves, for people around the world, for the planet and for the environment.

Engineers work in health, entertainment, transport, construction, robotics, conservation, design, communications, disaster relief, in fact pretty much everywhere. Engineering offers a great choice in careers in all employment sectors.

What will I study?

What Skills are required?

How will I learn?

You will learn by engaging in each of the discrete modules. It is very much a “learn by doing” course. Kinesthetic investigation is as relevant as academic enquiry in completing this course.

How will I be assessed?

Through the completion of 3 internally assessed units: R106, R107 and R108. R105 is an examined unit which will be completed at the end of the course. Each unit accounts for 25% of the entire course. Therefore this course is 75:25 split in favour of the internally assessed units.

R106 – Investigation of two water pumps

 
 

R107 – Design and Development of a Speaker Amplifier

 
 

R108 – Design Realisation of a Pull Cord handle using varying materials and production methods

 
 
 

Extra-Curricular activities.