Our aims in the Engineering department at Longfield are to create an ethos where engineering is seen as worthwhile and relevant to pupils from all walks of life and above all, is truly inclusive. Gender equality and diversity is one of the department’s strategic priorities. Working alongside female engineers from Cummins, we are working to change the perceptions of engineering and ultimately career choices.
Opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of engineering in the classroom are apparent but furthermore, we encourage students to take part in extracurricular activities. We aim to inspire and engage the next generation of engineers about the variety and opportunities modern engineering can give them and give them the opportunity to meet and work with people already working as an engineer. One of our most successful activities is the Greenpower F24 competition; winning the kit car class in 2019.
Learning Sequence Overview
Key Stage 4
Sequence of Learning KS4
KS4 Intervention Programme
After each module students will take an end of module test. The test will use exam style questions to assess students’ knowledge of the area. The class teacher will use this date to tailor intervention sessions for pupils. Intervention sessions will be ran at lunch times.
VCERT level 1/2 Engineering
This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in engineering. It will provide learners with experience of using different tools and materials to enable them to use these within further education or apprenticeships. It will give them a basic understanding of what engineering may involve.
This qualification is appropriate for learners who are looking to develop a significant core of knowledge and understanding in engineering and apply that knowledge through a project.
This qualification shows learners how to:
- develop a broad understanding of the engineering sector
- research a new idea
- use tools and equipment
- perform a range of techniques and processes using selected materials
- draw, develop and take part in an engineering project.
This qualification aims to:
- focus on an applied study of the engineering industry sector
- offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a significant core of knowledge and theoretical content with broad-ranging applicability
- provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills.
The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:
- understand how drawing is applied in engineering
- understand and use appropriate tools and equipment
- understand and use appropriate materials.
Throughout the delivery of this qualification, the following core areas and transferable skills should be evident:
- problem-solving skills
- fault-finding skills
- interpreting information
- research skills
- health and safety.
How can parents/carers help?
Students will be set regular homework and have regular assessments throughout the year (see subject learning sequence). Checking students are revising and completing homework’s set would help greatly.