The sky’s the limit. Engineering is an increasingly innovative and exciting area to work in. It affects every aspect of modern life – from skyscrapers to smart phones, cars to carrier bags.
The GCSE introduces students to a host of new technologies, helping them to gain practical skills and understanding to inspire a lifelong interest in engineering. It will particularly appeal to those who enjoy being creative, with an affinity for drawing, design, maths and problem-solving.
You will have the opportunity to work with Computer Aided Design and manufacturing software and hardware including 3D printers and scanners, CNC milling machines and lathes and laser cutters. You will work with a range of materials including metals, woods, plastics and smart materials.
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electronics Engineering
- Automotive Engineering
- Product Designer
- CAD Draftsperson
Companies you will work with
- Pure Structures
- Public Health England
- Astro Lighting
You will be assessed on your knowledge of engineering practice and theory. This will account for 60% of your grade. The remaining 40% of your mark will come from an extended project brief where you design, prototype and manufacture your own design to a set question from the exam board.
You can continue your studies onto A-Level Design and Engineering courses at sixth form or College, or take up an apprenticeship.