Sixth Form Engineering

Entrance requirements

Potential students should have at least a B grade in GCSE Engineering or Technology and Design. You should also have an interest in developing an understanding of the different areas of engineering to help you to build and apply knowledge in a wide variety of engineering contexts.

 What kind of student is this course suitable for?

Students will enjoy this course if they:

– Wish to develop an understanding of engineering technologies and the complex sub-groups that make up engineering and related industries

– Wish to apply their understanding of engineering and its practical and technological aspects through project based study of engineering design, production, commissioning and maintenance.

How is the Course Structured?

AS is short for Advanced Subsidiary. This is the first half of the Advanced GCE course. Students can choose to stop studying AS Technology and Design at the end of Yr13, gaining a standalone AS Level qualification or students can also decide to continue with the course and take the A2 units for the full Advanced GCE qualification.

  • A Single AS GCE (3units): Units 1, 2, 3
  • A Single A2 GCE (6 units): all 6 units

In the AS units:

  • Engineering Materials, Processes and Techniques – Unit 1
  • The Role of the Engineer – Unit 2
  • Principles of Design, Planning and Prototyping – Unit 3

In the A2 units:

  • Applied Engineering Systems – Unit 4
  • The Engineering Environment – Unit 5
  • Applied Design, Planning and Prototyping – Unit 6

How will the course be assessed?

  • Students will design and manufacture engineering products that will be assessed in both AS and A2 units.

Students will be assessed externally in A2 on your work for three practical engineering activities. The brief for these will be set each year by Edexcel.