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The Rowans AP Academy

Inspiring change for a brighter future


A brand new subject currently being delivered at Key Stage 4, students are introduced to, and taught the basic principles which apply to mechanical Engineering. Through being taught this highly disciplined subject, pupils learn and apply various different machining and benchfitting skills, such as: turning,  drilling, forging, tapping, riveting, material finishing and spot welding.

The course at present is a BTEC level 1, comprising of 4 x units: 

  • Unit 1- Health and safety
  • Unit 2- Manufacturing components using bench fitting skills
  • Unit 3- Producing holes on a pillar drill
  • Unit 4- producing an assembled product

In addition to being taught valuable practical skills, students are also taught how to generate designs using CAD/CAM machinery.

Staff: Mr G Hake