Key Stage 4

Engineering Design

Exam Board: OCR

Cambridge Nationals in Engineering design is an engaging qualification where you will use what you learn in practical, real-life situations, such as:

Using both 2D and 3D engineering design techniques.

Designing new products to meet a design brief.

Communicating engineering design ideas.

This will help you to develop independence and confidence in using skills that would be relevant to the engineering design and development sector. The qualification will also help you to develop learning and skills that can be used in other life and work situations, such as:

Completing research to inform engineering design ideas.

Solving problems by exploring different engineering design options.

Finding imaginative solutions through creative thinking.

This qualification will complement other learning that you’re completing for GCSEs or vocational qualifications at Key Stage 4 and help to prepare you for further study.


40% Exam

Principles of Engineering Design

60% NEA (Non-exam assessment)

30% = Communicating Design Ideas

30% = Design, Evaluation, and Modelling

April 2024


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