DT (Engineering)

Curriculum Intent

Helping People is Engineering.

Engineering has shaped human civilisation and will remain with us until we cease to exist. Engineers are professionals who invent, design, analyse, build and test machines, complex systems, structures, gadgets and materials.

Engineers have completely changed the world we live in, from developing the latest mobile technology through to designing and creating comfortable modern homes, robust bridges, space travel to new planets and electric cars.

Engineering in its many forms, makes an invaluable contribution to the smooth functioning of society and the well-being of its members. New products and innovations go on to make our lives easier, more comfortable, sustainable and productive. Engineers can link communities together through transport infrastructure and provide the logistics to sort and distribute food and medicines reliably.

An engineer can achieve things that impact people’s lives for the better.

An Inspirational Career

The skills of an engineer are greatly needed in the professional world. Engineering can offer a varied and rewarding career, allowing its students to develop expertise in whatever area appeals to them.

Studying engineering is fascinating and rewarding.  It is a discipline that makes a difference to those most in need. That could be by making buildings safer after natural disasters, developing new technologies to detect and treat diseases, or making sure those in the most remote communities can access food, water and energy.

At Trinity, our engineering department has a responsibility to educate, engage, inspire and develop the engineers of tomorrow. We look to build foundations on which the problem solvers of the future can construct their own diverse and exciting careers.

Important Links with Other Subjects.

In an advanced technological world, society needs engineers to bring ideas into reality. By applying the principles of mathematics and science, engineers develop solutions to the world’s biggest technical issues. Engineers study history for inspiration, computing for new technologies and English for report writing and communication.

Our Engineering students at Trinity, develop logical thinking and critical analysis skills. They learn to think like an engineer, evaluate and develop logical approaches to problem solving. They become critical yet creative; curious yet capable. We prepare our students to be ready to handle the constantly changing world.

Strengths of the Department

The Engineering department offers the pupils the opportunity to work in several different areas of Engineering. In all of these areas the teaching styles involve a formal delivery by the teacher of the knowledge, skills and principles that are integral to the specific Engineering subject area and project. Students will then use these skills to work independently or in teams to solve engineering problems or to manufacture products and prototypes.

Achievements

The department has forged extremely strong relationships with Manchester University and regularly run workshops for our KS3 pupils. Our Sixth form students often visit the University to use their facilities as part of the units they study.

We also have some very strong links with engineering companies and individuals currently working in many different engineering sectors. We regularly have guest speakers visiting the department to talk to our pupils and have recently had visits to Tesla Manchester, Manchester Airport, Lucid Group, Aecom and Graham Construction.

As part of our role as a teaching school, the Food Technology subject area has recently become a local base for hosting meetings and conferences for schools involved in teaching Food Preparation and Nutrition.

The department also runs a selection of extremely popular after school clubs offering a wide range of extra curriculum enrichments.

Exam Board (Engineering): PEARSON Exam Board (Food): AQA

Engineering Curriculum

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11Year 12Year 13
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Engineering.

Amplifier:
• Health and safety.
• Timbers and manufactured boards.
• Tools and Equipment.

Engineering.

Shelters:
• Respond to needs.
• Solve design problems.
• Teamwork.
• Test and evaluate.

Food Tech.

• Hygiene and safety.
• Preparing for Practical work.
• Healthy eating.
• Understand the eat well guide.
• Make a range of healthy dishes

Food Tech.

• Food provenance.
• Food commodities.
• Sensory analysis.
• Make a range of healthy dishes

Textiles.

Embroidered label:
• The origin and importance of Textiles.
• Embroidery techniques.
• Manmade fibres.
• Hand tools and equipment.
• Health and safety.

Textiles.

Indian Block Print Cushion Cover:
• Culture of India.
• Traditional block printing.
• Investigate a brief and plan a design.
• Sewing machines.
• Decorate a cushion cover.
• Natural fibres.

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Food Tech:

• Chemical raising agents.
• Food waste and labelling.
• Food commodities.
• Meat and Chicken.
• Make a range of healthy dishes.

Food Tech:

• Labelling and allergens
• Vegetables.
• The cooker.
• Cereals, oats and rice.
• Make a range of healthy dishes.

Textiles.

Organic tote bag:
• How the textiles industry impacts on the planet.
• Reduce impact on Global warming.
• Design a reusable tote bag.
• Ethics in Textiles
• Exploitation of workers.
• Fair Trade.

Textiles.

Ugly doll project:
• Design and make.
• Templates,
• Cutting & assembly.
• Embroidery, cut & stick methods.
• Natural fibre wool.
• Careers & job opportunities.

Engineering.

Robots:
• Programming.
• Inputs and Outputs.
• Problem solving.

Engineering.

Robots:
• Artificial Intelligence.
• New and emerging technologies.
• Mechanical systems.

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2

Product Design.

Design for disabilities:
• Understand user needs.
• Sketching and 3D modelling.
• Polymers.
• Vacuum forming.

Food Tech:

• Bacteria.
• Macronutrients
• Sensory evaluation
• Fermentation and caramelisation.
• British and international cuisine.
• Costings.
• Make a range of healthy dishes.

3D Printing.

Designing with Maths:
• Learn how to use Tinkercad a 3D modelling platform.
• Discover how nature uses maths in ‘it’s design’.
• Learn how to successfully 3D print
• Design and make a Fibonacci inspired piece of body adornment.

Electronics.

Product Manufacture:
• PCB Preparation,
• LED Looming
• PCB Assembly and Test.
• Thermoplastic Bending
• Integration of Populated PCB into a case for a final product.

Food Tech:

• Temperature control
• Influential factors & food choices.
• Seasonal foods.
• Milk.
• Food science.
• Make a range of healthy dishes.

Textiles.

Trainer Design:
• Technological developments.
• Man-made and technical fabrics.
• Design a futuristic pair of sports shoes.
• Sketching and drawing skills.
• Practical decorative techniques.

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Engineering

Interpreting an engineering brief

Producing initial design proposals: researching existing products

Using creative thinking and evaluation technique

Computer-aided design (CAD) drawings FUSION 360

Generating final design solutions: detailed drawings, circuit diagrams

 

Textiles

1: Core technical Principles
• New and Emerging technologies
• Energy generation and storage
• Developments on new materials
• Systems approach when designing

Design and make project: Bag

 

Food

Macro Nutrients
• Protein
• Fats
• carbohydrates

Engineering

Generating final design solutions: modelling

Making final design solution decisions: selection of materials

Making final design solution decisions: considering quality requirements; working as a team

ASSIGNMENT 1 Completion

 

Textiles

1: Core Technical principles
• Mechanical devices
• Materials and their working properties
2: Specialist Technical principles
• Selection of materials or components
• Forces and stresses
• Ecological and social footprint
• Sources and origins

Design and make Project: Bag

 

Food

Micronutrients
• Water soluble vitamins
• Fat soluble vitamins
• Minerals

Engineering

Engineering disciplines

Engineering sectors and products

Engineering organisations

Engineering functions. (Outsourced)

Engineering functions. (Common)

Engineering job roles

 

Textiles

2: Specialist technical Principles
• Sources and origins of materials
• Using and working with materials
• Stock forms
• Scales of production

Design and make project: Bag

 

Food

Food Science
• Proteins
• Fats
• carbohydrates

Engineering

Career progression and job roles

ASSIGNMENT 2 Completion.

Safe use of disassembly techniques

Practical Engineering Skills. Strip down a product.

 

Textiles

3: Designing and making principles
• Investigation, primary and secondary data
• Environmental, social and economic challenges
• The work of others
• Design strategies

Design project: fashion design for a client

 

Food

Food Science
• Heat transfer
• Cooking methods

 

Engineering

Recording disassembly or products,including:
•Layout of parts
•Replacement of non-reusable

Examine and record information about engineering components, including: visual features, surface features, mass, colour, degradation, identification marks. Physical sizes

 

 

Textiles

3: Design and making principles

• Communication of design ideas
• Prototype development
• Tolerances

Revision and preparation for mock exam

Sample sessions on sewing machines practicing construction skills

 

Food

Food safety
• Microbes
• Microbes in food production
• Food poisoning
• Hygiene and safety

Engineering

Product design specifications

ASSIGNMENT 3 Completion

 

Developing a production plan

 

Textiles

Year 10 Mock exam

Start NEA Coursework June 1st
• Unit A Investigation and Clarification of the Problem (10/100)
• Unit B Writing the Design brief and Specification (10/100)

 

Food

Food Choice

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Engineering

Manufacture of PCB

Testing of PCB and Extraction recording of results

Evaluation and Recommendations for Improvement of manufacturing.

ASSIGNMENT 4 Completion

 

Textiles

NEA Unit C 20/100
Generating Design ideas
NEA Unit D 20/100
Developing Design ideas

 

Food

Food Provenance
NEA T1 (if applicable)

Engineering

Exam Preparation.

Measuring and recording data

Displaying data

Interpretation of data

Analysing an existing product with reference to the brief. / Redesign

Design for manufacture / Design Ideas

Evaluation / against brief and spec

Engineering information / Selecting a solution.

 

Textiles

NEA Unit D 20/100
Realising design ideas
(making the product)

 

Food

NEA T2 Start

Engineering

Identifying resources / Designs of a solution

Manufacturing Process

Data collection and analysis

Safety

EXAM Parts 1 and 2.

 

Textiles

NEA Unit D 20/100
Analysing and evaluating.

Mark NEA (March)

Revision for Exam

 

Food

Practical exam
Write up Practical

Engineering

• Ferrous metal
• Non-ferrous metal

• Thermoforming polymer
• Thermosetting polymer

Properties and qualities of materials

Components

Cutting and shaping

Joining

Forming

ASSIGNMENT 5 Completion

 

Textiles

Revision for exam

Send NEA work to exam board (April)

Revision for Exam

 

Food

Revision

 

Engineering

ASSIGNMENT 5 Re-Submission

 

 

Textiles

Revision

Exam (May)

 

Food

Revision

 

Food

Revision

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Engineering.

Unit 1 – Apply mathematical and physical science principles to solve algebraic and static engineering based problems.

Unit 2 – Learners explore how processes are undertaken to create engineered products safely.

Unit 3 – Explore engineering product design including design triggers, challenges, constraints, opportunities, materials, and processes. You will also learn how to interpret a brief into operational requirements and how to analyse existing products.

Unit 19 – Explore the operation of electronic devices and their uses in circuits through simulation exercises.

Engineering.

Unit 1 – Apply mathematical and physical science principles to solve dynamic engineering and fluid based system problems.

Unit 2 – Learners explore how processes are undertaken to create engineered products safely.

Unit 3 – Explore the iterative process to design ideas and develop a modified product proposal. You will also learn how to technically. justify and validate a design solution.

Unit 19 – Explore the operation of electronic devices and their uses in circuits through practical exercises to build and test physical analogue circuits.

Engineering.

Unit 1 – Apply mathematical and physical science principles to solve static and direct current circuit problems.

Unit 2 – Learners work as a team to create engineered products safely.

Unit 3 Product Design Exam

Unit 10 – Learn how to develop three-dimensional (3D) models using AutoDesk Fusion 360.

Unit 19 – Explore the operation of electronic devices and their uses in circuits through simulation exercises.

Engineering.

Unit 1 – Apply mathematical and physical science principles to solve magnetism, electromagnetism and single phase alternating current based problems.

Unit 2 – Learners work as a team to create engineered products safely.

Unit 10 – Learn how to develop two-dimensional (2D) detailed drawings using AutoDesk Fusion 360. Model a 10-part 3D model assembly with 2D working drawings for each part.

Unit 19 – Explore the operation of electronic devices and their uses in circuits through practical exercises to build and test physical digital circuits.

Engineering.

Unit 1 Engineering Maths exam

Unit 2 – Learn how to develop two-dimensional (2D) detailed drawings using AutoCAD
Unit 10 – Learn how to develop thin walled and fabricated 3D models using AutoDesk Fusion 360.

Unit 19 – Review the development of analogue and digital electronic circuits and reflect on own performance

Engineering.

Unit 2 – Learn how to develop an electronic circuit design using Circuit Wizard.
Unit 10 – Use AutoCAD to produce drawings for a 10-component product.

 

 

Unit 5 – Investigate an engineering project such as the redesign of a drone.

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Engineering.

Unit 4 – Examine business functions that help engineering organisations thrive.
Unit 5 – Develop project-management processes and a design solution for a product such as a drone
Unit 30 – Explore the principles applied to mechanical measurement and inspection methods as used in industry and carry out mechanical measurement and inspection methods to determine if components are fit for purpose.

Engineering.

Unit 4 – Examine trade considerations that help engineering organisations thrive.

Unit 5 – Manufacture and test your solution (I.e. fly your drone!)
Unit 30 – Explore statistical process control to inspect components and increase productivity. Carry out a process capability study to establish machine suitability for a given application.

Engineering.

Unit 4 – Explore activity-based costing as a method to control costs.
Unit 22 – Examine the design and manufacture of printed circuit boards that are widely used in industry.
Unit 39 – Understand the functions of manufacturing operations and factors influencing their success.

Engineering.

Unit 4 – Explore activity-based costing as a method to determine if an engineering product.
Unit 22 – Explore how computer software is used for schematic capture and simulation of an electronic circuit.
Unit 39 – Examine process systems that are commonly used in manufacturing industry

Engineering.

Unit 4 – Explore how engineering organisations use quality systems and value management to create value.
Unit 22 – Develop safely a printed circuit board to solve an engineering problem and review the development of the printed circuit board and reflect on own performance.
Unit 39 – Investigate the principles of Lean Manufacturing and how these influence productivity.

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