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Course Overview

Our AQA GCSE Engineering online course introduces students to a host of new technologies, helping them to gain practical skills and understanding to inspire a lifelong interest in engineering. The course 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.

But as with any subject, there’s more than meets the eye. There is a lot more to GCSE engineering, and plenty to learn from taking the course.

If you study GCSE engineering you will learn about a variety of processes. These include how to create design briefs, how businesses convert design briefs to design specifications, and the application of technology to manufacturing.

Some of the main aims and objectives of this GCSE are to understand emerging technologies, learn about proper health and safety procedures, and be mindful of sustainable development.

Essentially there’s little you won’t do in GCSE engineering, so if you do end up in an engineering-based career you’ll be familiar with a lot of the basic procedures. Also to  prepare you for a future career in engineering and therefore everything on the course is relevant to the industry.

The AQA GCSE Engineering online course will particularly appeal to those who enjoy being creative, with an affinity for drawing, design, maths and problem-solving.

The AQA GCSE Engineering  online course is enhanced with lessons with a bank of resources, interactive tests and activities.  The course focuses on strands of learning within the curriculum to improve progression throughout, offering a seamless progression.

Our online course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience.

We provide learning resources that focus on assessment objectives and are organised by topic, allowing you to use them alongside our scheme of work.

The online course measures progression and assesses understanding with;

  • Enables students to build, apply and review their understanding with worksheets and Quick Quizzes..
  • Ensure understanding of the key concepts for the main topics with appropiate presentations.
  • Provides complete specification coverage with a list of learning objectives.

This online course  has been designed specifically to be studied online in your own time, at your own pace.

Take Your Exams at Swansea College Exam Centre

Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

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Course Contents

The course is structured into bite-sized parts:

  • Materials and their properties
  • Material costs and supply
  • Factors infuencing design of solutions
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Material removal
  • Shaping
  • Casting and moulding
  • Joining and assembly
  • Heat and chemical treatment
  • Surface fnishing
  • Mechanical systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Electronic systems
  • Structural systems
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Modelling and calculating
  • Testing
  • Aerodynamics
  • The use of new and emerging
  • The impact of engineering industries
  • Solve problems through a logical, systematic approach.
  • Analyse and evaluate existing
    solutions to problems.
  • Produce and work to a series of engineering drawings or schematics
  • Design a range of tests to assess the fitness for purpose and performance of a completed product.

There are no previous entry requirements for this course, however students are expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy.


This is a Linear specification. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course

To achieve a GCSE in Engineering you will be assessed across all units. There are 1 paper-based examinations and practical assessments to achieve this.

Course Duration

You will have 1 year to complete the full GCSE Engineering  online course from the date you start the course. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time

Study hours

180 hours

Study Method

This course enables you to study for a GCSE in Engineering by online learning.  Full tutor support is available via email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of the practical assessment and exams, you will receive a GCSE in Engineering. The awarding body is AQA.

Exam Details

Take Your Exams at Swansea College Exam Centre

Swansea Online Learning College can provide a guaranteed exam space in our affiliated exam centre, taking away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Register for your exams today…

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