GCSE Engineering is a practical subject perfect for students who prefer a more hands-on approach to learning. This vocational GCSE will provide you with a taste of the real working world as well as an opportunity to explore the engineering sector, so you can figure out whether it’s right for you. If you are eager to get a taste of the real world and you enjoy active learning then this GCSE Engineering may be a great choice for you.

What is Engineering all about? 

As you will already be aware, engineering quite simply involves designing and building things. But, of course, there is a lot more to it than that. If you study Engineering you will learn about how to create design briefs, how businesses convert design briefs to design specifications, production planning and the application of technology to manufacturing.

The engineering industry is vast and varied and there are many different businesses you could potentially work for within it.

What can I expect from GCSE Engineering?

  • The opportunity to participate in group work. Working in a group is a valuable, rewarding and exciting way to learn that will also help you to build your confidence. Being able to work well in a team is an invaluable skill that will serve you well throughout your life, even if you decide not to pursue a career in engineering.
  • A very flexible course. Not only can you choose whether to take the single or double honours course in this subject but you will also be encouraged to be creative and original in the practical activities.
  • An insight in to the working world. During this GCSE you will have the opportunity to visit industries and businesses which will provide you with practical experience relevant to getting a job. Many students who complete this qualification go on to take higher-level courses in engineering or a similar subject.
  • You will be assessed through a mixture of exams and controlled internal assessments (coursework you complete within a time frame in lessons). So be prepared to use effective revision strategies that work for you and to attend all the lessons you will complete coursework in, to make the most of your allotted time.
  • Lots of variety. In this GCSE you certainly won’t be working from textbooks week after week. In this non-traditional subject you will get the chance to carry out research independently, participate in group work, role play, go on trips, use real business resources and benefit from the advice of people who are actually working in engineering.
  • Relevance to the world of work. If you have ever sat in a lesson wondering when you are ever going to use the information that you are being taught again then GCSE Engineering may be perfect for you. This vocational subject is specifically designed to prepare you for a future career in engineering and therefore everything on the syllabus is relevant to the industry.

So if you’re tired of being stuck in a classroom all day and are excited about the prospect of practical GCSE then Engineering may be a great choice for you. GCSE Engineering is a practical, exciting and useful subject: a valuable opportunity for practically minded students interested in learning more about engineering.



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