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The Rowans AP Academy

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GCSE Engineering

Throughout this course, students will be taught a range of manufacturing processes and techniques based around mechatronics. Pupils will be given an engineering based theme, of which they must research, design, model, evaluate and manufacture a fully working solution in order to solve the problem. They must demonstrate their knowledge of batch production, prototyping, material testing and manufacturing skills. Students will be taught how to operate specialist machinery such as: laser cutter, pillar drill, spot welder, soldering irons, guillotines, centre lathe.

The course consists of 2 x elements:

  • coursework portfolio (designing and making a product) 40% of the final grade
  • 2 hour examination (60%) of the final grade



Career/further opportunities:

Studying Engineering can lead to a level 3 qualification at college, or an apprenticeship as a mechanical/electrical Engineer.

Staff: Mr G Hake