• Question: If I were to take a GCSE in Engineering, or in fact any qualification in Engineering - what would I expect to come across and what tasks wouldl I complete?

    Asked by Adam to Matthew, Neil, Pete, Philippa on 18 Mar 2015.
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      Neil Taylor answered on 18 Mar 2015:

      Hi Adam!

      Not too familiar with the GCSE, but google tells me that you can expect mechanical, electrical/electronic, pneumatics, hydraulics, design, communication, and computer engineering. Sounds like a great subject to take!

      As for engineering in general, you can expect to be dealing with maths, science, design, and communication, while working alone and in groups. You’ll be creating new things, carrying out experiments, developing ideas and improving the way things are done.

      Hope this helps!

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      Pete Symons answered on 19 Mar 2015:

      Hi Adam,

      If there was an engineering GCSE, I would expect it to be based on Science, Technology and Maths skills, but also the ability to problem solve, and think outside the box. Team working and the ability to write technical reports would feature pretty highly, as being able to communicate your ideas is an important part of engineering.