S3 BGE Practical Metalwork – All You Need to Know


 Course Overview

 The BGE Practical Metalworking course provides opportunity for learners to gain skills in reading drawings and diagrams. It allows them to plan activities through to the completion of finished products. The course is practical and creative in nature, allowing learners to engage with a range of technological and numerical applications and contexts, as it relates to metalworking. It allows learners to use a variety of tools, equipment and materials.


The course aims to enable learners to:

  •  Develop skills in metalworking techniques.
  • Develop skills in measuring and marking out metal sections and sheet materials.
  • Show safe working practices in workshop environments.
  • Demonstrate practical creativity and problem solving skills.
  • Understand materials sustainability and construction techniques.

Course Structure

  •  Sketching and Drawing Skills
  • Bench Skills
  • Machine Processes
  • Fabrication and Thermal Joining

 Course Assessment

  •  Practical craft classes
  • Investigative/research-based learning

Written Assignments – Folio Development

Practical Assignments – to include model design and development


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