Engineering

Engineering is a subject that has been newly introduced into the Walworth Academy curriculum. A multi-million pound refurblishment of an existing accommodation has given the engineering department modern state-of –the-art rooms. These rooms have industrial CAD/CAM machinery to enable pupils to gain hands on experience that is similar to that provided by industry.

To support pupils academically and industrially, the department works closely with London SouthBank University, Nokia,Transport For London and Royal Soceity of Engineers.

The department offers pupils with two pathways into engineering at KS4; the 14 to 19 Specialist Engineering Diploma(Level2) and the BTEC First Certificate/Diploma. At KS5 pupils are offered a chance to enroll for the 14 to 19 Specialist Diploma in Engineering at Level 3.

 

The Engineering Diploma (Level2)

Introduction

  • This is a two year course that focuses on different aspects of engineering.
  • The course is a Diploma in engineering.
  • It is equivalent to four GCSEs at A*- C.

This is an academic course designed for students who are capable of A to C grade GCSEs. The majority of the course assessment will be in the form of written reports, backed up with practical elements.

Advantages

It will prepare you for employment in the engineering industry or progress you into the schools A Level engineering course.

  • It will provide education and training within specific areas of Engineering.
  • Diplomas are specifically designed to give vocational students a more academic route.
  • Allows you to gain and improve skills that can be used within an industrial context.
  • Gives students the opportunity to Experience different aspects of engineering

Course Structure

The course is divided into different units that focus on individual areas within the Engineering industry.

The different units are as follows:

  • Unit 1: The world of engineering.
  • Unit 2: Engineering design.
  • Unit 3: Engineering applications of computers
  • Unit 4: Producing engineering solutions.
  • Unit 5: Construct electronic and electrical systems.
  • Unit 6: Manufacturing engineering.
  • Unit 7: Maintenance.
  • Unit 8: Innovation, enterprise and technological advance.

 

BTEC Engineering Diploma

Introduction

  • This is a two year course that focuses on different aspects of engineering.
  • The course is a BTEC Diploma in engineering.
  • It is equivalent to four GCSEs at A*- C.

Advantages

  • It will prepare you for employment in the engineering industry or progress you into the school’s A Level Engineering course.
  • It will provide education and training within specific areas of Engineering.
  • BTEC qualifications are recognised by employers and educational institutions.
  • Allows you to gain and improve skills that can be used within an industrial context.

Course Structure

The course is divided into different units that focus on individual areas within the Engineering industry.

The different units are as follows:

  • Unit 1: Working practices in engineering.
  • Unit 2: Using and interoperating Engineering information.
  • Unit 3: Applied electrical and mechanical science.
  • Unit 4: Mathematics for Engineers.
  • Unit 8: Selecting Engineering materials.
  • Unit 9: Engineering assembly techniques.
  • Unit 10: Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering.
  • Unit 14: Selecting and using Secondary Machinery Techniques.

 

The Engineering Diploma (Level 3)

Introduction

  • This is a two year course that ocuses on different aspects of Engineering.
  • The course is a Diploma in engineering.
  • It is equivalent to 3.5 GCSEs at A*- C.

Course Structure

The course is divided into different units that focus on individual areas within the Engineering industry.

  • Unit 1: Investigating Engineering Businesses and the Environment
  • Unit 2: Applications of Computer Aided Designing
  • Unit 3: Selection and Application of Engineering Materials
  • Unit 4: Instrumentation and Control Engineering
  • Unit5: Maintaining Engineering Plant, Equipment and Systems
  • Unit 6: Investigating Modern Manufacturing Techniques Used in Engineering
  • Unit 7: Innovative Design and Enterprise
  • Unit 8: Mathematical Techniques and Applications for Engineers
  • Unit 9: Principles and Application of Engineering Science

Lessons will be a mixture of teacher demonstrations, designing activity, and practical investigations and project work in the workshop.

Advantages

A Diploma in Engineering will give you the skills you need for either university or work, and is a first step towards a career in the sector.

It could lead you to a university degree in aeronautical engineering, automotive engineering, building services engineering, manufacturing engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering or biomedical materials science.

It can also be used as an entry qualification into an apprenticeship scheme within an engineering sector.