Ethos and Aims
KS4 Curriculum Content
The Engineering industries are 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. This option introduces students to new technologies, helping them to gain practical skills and understanding to inspire a lifelong interest in Engineering.
It is suited to students with a strong understanding of maths and science, as well as those who enjoy being creative and have an affinity for drawing, design and problem-solving.
The qualification is linear, meaning that students will sit their exam and submit their non-exam assessment project (NEA) at the end of the course. The exam will account for 60% of their final grade and the NEA project will account for the remaining 40%. More information can be found here:
Enrichment/Extra Curricular Opportunities
We offer the following opportunities for students:
Year 9 Rotary Technology Tournament – competing against other Cambridgeshire schools.
Years 9 & 10 Women in Engineering Event – encouraging young women to aspire to become engineers.
Year 10 Jaguar Land Rover Trip – looking at manufacturing, JIT and robotic automation.
Year 11 Arkwright Scholarship – a chance to apply for a scholarship to support studying engineering or a technical design specialism at university.