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Design Engineering






The subject content of this component is focused towards electronics and engineered products and systems and their analysis in respect of: · materials and components, and their selection and uses in products/systems · wider issues affecting design decisions. It is essential that materials, components and systems are studied from the perspective of analysing modern engineered products. Learners should gain practical experience of using materials, components and systems and, where possible, the content which follows should be learned through applied practical activities, set within realistic design scenarios. The aim of the component is to give learners a framework for analysing existing products/systems that enables them to make considered selections of appropriate materials, components, systems and manufacturing processes when designing. The component brings together the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired in the NEA



The A Level course is assessed by Two written exam papers 25% each

And one internal Non-exam assessment 50%


Career Pathways:

Studied alongside mathematics and physics it can also be used as an entry point for Architecture, Engineering,

Product Design and Industrial Design degrees, due to its applied, practical and project focussed nature.

GCE in Engineering qualifies for UCAS points.

It gives students a wide choice of progression options

into further study, training or relevant employment.

Students who successfully complete the qualification will

be well equipped to move onto degrees, BTEC Higher National Diplomas or NVQs.


Entry Criteria:

Merit or above in Engineering or a Grade 6 or above in Design and Technology if studied or Grade 6 or above in Mathematics, Physics or Combined Science. For students holding a Merit a minimum of Grade 5 in Mathematics and Physics are also required