The Engineering Department is composed of a highly qualified and conscientious team of experts. Engineering is an application to all areas of human enterprise from the design and manufacture of aircrafts, spacecraft, cars, computers, bridges, television and electronic products, robots to the writing of software applications.
Space Studio West London prepares students for further and higher education as well a professional work relating to STEM. As a result, our engineering courses are interdisciplinary and project-based with practical work in our well-equipped engineering workshop. We possess first class engineering equipment including CNC turning centres and routers, 3D printers, pillar drills, and casting and vacuum moulding units. Our most enduring, ambitious and interesting project is the building of a light aircraft. We have completed one of the wings and will be proceeding to completing the other three wings and the fuselage.
Overall, our students will study Engineering Principles, Engineering Mathematics, Computer-Aided Design and Manufacture (CAD/CAM), Electronic PCB Design and Manufacture, Engineering Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Additive Manufacturing, and Projects Engineering. Our program is aimed at problem formulation and practical problem solving.
Years 10 & 11
Students follow the Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Tech in Engineering. They are taught in 2 hour lesson blocks per week. A level 2 pass in this course is equivalent to a Grade 4 in the GCSE national grading system. In addition, they do practical work as part of their assignment in one of the units. Assessment is by Centre and Examination Board prepared assignments.
Years 12 & 13
Years 12 and 13 students follow the Pearson BTEC Level 3 specification in Engineering. They are taught in 2 hour lesson blocks each week and the number of lesson blocks the student attends will be dependent on the level being taken.. A level 3 pass in a specified number of units in the course is equivalent to an E Grade in the national A Level grading system. Merit & Distinction passes are equivalent to C and A grades respectively in the same A Level system. Students can take an equivalent of 1, 2 and 3 A level subjects. Final grades range from D* to Pass. Students entering this course are expected to have passed their GCSE Mathematics and English Language in the grade ranges of 9 to 4. Assessment is by Board led examinations and assignments together with centre set assignments that meet the Pearson Examination Board standards and verification.
Students can choose to follow either:
- Pearson BETC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Engineering
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Engineering
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Engineering