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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 Manufacturing (Single Award)

The specification in GCSE Manufacturing is available for first teaching from September 2009. We will make the first awards in 2011.

Through studying this specification, students gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • the manufacturing industry;
  • the contribution that manufacturing makes to society and the economy;
  • commercial and industrial issues, and emerging technologies, in the context of manufacturing; and
  • environmental issues and sustainable manufacturing techniques.

Students develop and use a range of practical skills when designing and making manufactured products. They also develop design, computer-aided design (CAD) and technical skills, and evaluation and problem-solving skills.

This specification can help students progress to a BTEC National in Manufacturing or an A Level in Technology and Design. It also prepares them for work in the manufacturing industry, a modern apprenticeship or further education courses in manufacturing or engineering. This specification provides some of the underpinning knowledge and understanding required for the National Vocational Qualification in Performing Manufacturing Operations.