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Real problems solved!

Engineering is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, students design, develop, model and manufacture products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. High quality design and technology education including engineering makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

Key Stage 4 

Level 2 BTEC Tech Award in Engineering (Pearson)

Year 9

1.Sectors Research

  • Coat hook/ carriage clock projects - workshop hand skills, turning on the lathe, use of oxyacetylene to hot bend, using a CNC lathe and joining multiple components

2. Specific Product Research

  • Test piece/ bendy metal projects
  • Multiple parts manufacture planning, process selection, engineering orthographic and isometric drawing, tolerances and accuracy.

3. Completion

  • Sectors of industry, globalisation, engineering sizes of organisations, research of similar products and the real world of engineering covering Types of engineers and engineering roles in organisations.

Year 10

  1. Angle poise lamp project producing a complex product manufactured within tolerance and using multiple materials and processes including electronic schematics and soldering.
  2. Engineering Design and make project Drill storage device covering: an engineering brief, designing for clients/ modelling designs and creating engineering drawings and suggest materials and processes for manufacture
  3. Bike maintenance task using safe dismantling and reassembling techniques
  4. Planning the manufacture of a new component to replace existing component in limited time frame and completing that manufacture.

Year 11

  1. Engineering science and responding to an engineering Brief. Use of data to solve an engineering problem. Properties of materials and presenting proposals and solutions based on data analysis
  2. Engineering manufacturing processes, cutting, shaping, forming joining and fabrication.
  3. Redesigning components considering environmental issues, lean manufacturing and global economics.

Sixth Form 

Wolfreton is part of The Consortium Sixth Form Partnership and all sixth form course information can be found on on its website