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Engineering is a process used to develop and enhance new products and systems as a response to market opportunities. Areas studied will include some or all the elements below: Systems Control in Engineering is the study of microprocessor controls that uses sensors, feedback and actuators that constantly adjust for a desired performance. Through this qualification, students will explore these computer and microprocessor applications. They’ll learn how systems are used in engineering environments such as product design, automated manufacturing, maintenance and stock control. They’ll also take part in engaging practical tasks such as producing simple electronic circuits, testing the operation of circuits, and designing and testing a simple control system.

Exam Qualifications

Cambridge National Level 1 & Level 2 Certificates

Exam Board: OCR


Past Papers & Mark Schemes

Year 9  Options

Choose this subject if...

• you believe you can achieve well in practical areas of learning and are open-minded to new ideas and thinking.
• you are self-motivated and can work independently of others.
• you are focused, taking responsibility for your thoughts and ideas.
• you are willing to apply yourself to tasks that require drawing/writing, scientific/mathematical as well as computer related knowledge and skills.

Future career / further education options...

Currently there is great interest and need in growing our own skills-based workforce. This includes many areas of the economy that are traditionally associated with the Creative, Engineering, Construction and Manufacturing industries. This vocational qualification offers real life skills that help to prepare students for the changing world they face when moving into the world of employment.


  Component 1 Component 2 Component 3 Component 4
Name: Electronic principles Simulate, construct and test electronic circuits Engineering applications of computers Process control systems
Assessment: Exam Non-exam assessment Non-exam assessment Non-exam assessment
Weighting: 25% of qualification 25% of qualification 25% of qualification 25% of qualification


Cross-curricular link with STEM based subjects through knowledge and understanding. 

  • STEM Ambassadors 
  • Careers Advisors
  • Sixth Form Mentors
  • Lunch Time Clubs
  • After School Intervention
  • Subject Specialist Trips


Head of Faculty:   Umar Ejaz