Bingley Grammar School


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The BTEC Engineering Tech Award gives an understanding of the field of engineering and manufacturing, as well as teaching a range of practical engineering skills. Students develop skills that are transferable to most industries, such as problem solving, decision making, innovation, project management, team working and communication skills.

The KS3 engineering modules which are delivered in years 7 and 8 are designed to give a fun yet informative practical introduction to engineering. The BTEC Tech Award is studied alongside a range of traditional GCSE courses. Currently run over three years at 2 periods a week, this course has no exams but is graded based on a series of assignments that are completed throughout the course. 
Progression:- Engineering is also offered at post 16 progressing to a Level 3 BTEC National in Engineering (Extended Certificate) which equates to one A-level.

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Year 7 & 8:  End of rotation assessment, EWL and test score

Year 9 - 11: Internally assessed and externally verified Assignment  work  based on learning aims. Final component 3 is externally assessed.

BTEC is Assignment based. Assignments count from Year 9 to Year 11. The student’s scores accumulate to provide final level awarded


Every Wednesday, 3.00pm - 4.00pm – Intervention & catch-up club.

Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 8.30am - Access for Engineers and DT students by request.

Curriculum Overview

Year 7

Year 8

Manufacture a themed automaton to make a toy with moving parts

Sand Casting
Use a range of hand tools and machines and then pour molten aluminium to make a fantastic personalised key ring

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

BTEC Level 2 Engineering
Component 1: Exploring Engineering Sectors and Design Applications
Learning aims
A Understand engineering sectors, products and organisations, and how they interrelate
B Explore engineering skills through the design process.

BTEC Level 2 Engineering
Component 2: Investigating an Engineering Project
Learning aims
A Understand materials, components and processes for a given engineered product
B Investigate a given engineered product using disassembly techniques
C Plan the manufacture of and safely reproduce/inspect/test a given engineered component

BTEC Level 2 Engineering

Component 3: Responding to an Engineering Brief

Assessment objectives

AO1 Understand how to respond to an engineering brief

AO2 Select skills and techniques in response to an engineering brief

AO3 Apply skills and techniques in response to an engineering brief

AO4 Evaluate and review the outcomes of the application of skills and techniques in response to an

engineering brief