Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

NOTE: CCEA will not be accepting entries from English centres for GCSE courses that begin in or after September 2012

GCSE Engineering (Single Award)

This specification for GCSE Engineering is for first teaching from September 2009. We will make the first awards in 2011.

Through studying this specification students:

  • gain core knowledge and understanding of the engineering industry;
  • begin to understand the contribution that engineering makes to society and the economy;
  • develop and use a range of transferable skills, including computer aided design (CAD) and technical skills, to design and make engineered products;
  • develop an awareness and understanding of environmental issues and sustainable development;
  • develop an awareness and appreciation of commercial and industrial issues and emerging technologies in the context of engineering;
  • apply their knowledge and understanding of engineering by using evaluation and problem-solving skills; and
  • develop as effective and independent learners.

This specification encourages a student-centred approach to learning and gives students opportunities to apply their developing knowledge in relevant, enjoyable and work-related contexts.

This specification helps prepare students for some units in the BTEC National in Engineering. It also provides some of the underpinning knowledge and understanding required for the National Vocational Qualification in Performing Engineering Operations.