The purpose of the Year 10 curriculum is to enable learners to learn in such a way that they develop:
- • skills required for independent learning and development;
- • a range of generic and transferable skills;
- • the ability to solve problems;
- • the skills of project based research, development and presentation;
- • the fundamental ability to work alongside other professionals, in a professional environment;
- • the ability to apply learning in vocational contexts.
Pupils will undertake a range of mini NEA projects which follow a ‘plan, do, review’ approach to learning. With this, learners are introduced to a context for learning, review previous learning to plan activities, carry out activities and review outcomes and learning. This approach mirrors engineering production and design processes and also provides for learning in a range of contexts thus enabling learners to apply and extend their learning.
The curriculum has been designed to build on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired at Key Stage 3.
In Year 11, pupils will work through their two NEA units and prepare for their Unit 3 examination.
The purpose of unit 1 is for learners to analyse engineered products in order to propose design solutions to meet requirements.
The purpose of Unit 2 is for learners to use skills developed to produce an engineered product.
The purpose of Unit 3 is for learners to use their knowledge and understanding of engineering processes and material properties to solve problems.
Pupils will continue on from Year 10 to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Engineering in preparation for a future career.