Engineering is an exciting and cutting-edge field of study. Engineers create so many of the features of our modern world, from smartphones to skyscrapers and from software to submarines. This Level 2 GCSE for students in Years 10 and 11 helps develop practical skills and understanding to inspire a lifelong interest in engineering. It’s particularly suited to anyone with a creative mind that enjoys drawing, design, maths and problem-solving.
Overview of units
The content is divided into broad topic areas:
Engineering Manufacturing Processes
Testing and Investigation
The Impact of Modern Technologies
Practical Engineering Skills
There are no entry requirements for starting this course.
This GCSE is assessed with a single exam paper and a Practical Engineering Controlled Assessment. The controlled assessment will require you to produce engineering drawings or schematics and create an engineering product. You will be graded on the AQA Linear 9-1 GCSE system.
Where you can go next
A GCSE in Engineering opens up a huge range of possibilities for your future learning and career options. It is an excellent foundation for further study on UTC’s Key Stage 5 learning pathways. This can lead to an apprenticeship, degree-level study or employment in a range of areas relating to engineering.
Information from the examination body
Full details of this course can be found at the AQA website.