The Year 8 USB Light Project Peg.
It is essential that teachers read through the scheme of work, and most importantly make their own exemplar USB Light to demonstrate the making skills required.
By making an exemplar, the teacher is setting the standards of expected outcome for their class.
The teacher will work with the class for two hours every two weeks.
It is expected that by the end of the 8week module students will have used tools and equipment to design and make their own USB Light to meet teacher expectations as well as producing various pieces of marked work.
Students will have been given the opportunity to respond to their teachers marking comments.
Students should always be reminded that
Engineering is the Practical Application of Mathematics, Science and Technology
Each lesson should start with an opportunity for students to apply Mathematics to a simple Engineering problem, or see how Science and Technology is used in Engineering.
Calculation of Area, accurate measurement, application of science, demonstrations of material properties, are all excellent ways to engage students at the start of a lesson.
Suggested delivery of the Project is as follows: 
Week 
Starter 
Suggested Lesson Content 
Suggested Lesson Outcomes 
1  Maths in Engineering  Introduce course, workshops rules, pcsaengineers.uk, drawing board task, answer Year 8 Start of module Test questions, selfassessment.  Understand Course
*Students selfassessment ( see below) 
2  Maths in Engineering  Write Design Brief, Begin Practical
Follow http://pcsaengineers.uk/stagebystagemakingoftheusblight/ 
progress with USB light

3  Science in Engineering  Write Design Specification
Practical 
progress with USB light 
4  Science in Engineering  Task 3 Computer Aided Design  Quality Drawings of Designs on CAD 
5  Science in Engineering  Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture  Students produce drawings on 2D Design and Cut out card drilling templates on Laser Cutter 
6  Maths in Engineering  Practical
Soldering and drilling metal shades 
Students have soldered and constructed Circuits 
7  Maths in Engineering  Practical
Forming metal shades, assembling USB lights 
USB Light Completed ready to be evaluated in final lesson 
8  Evaluating Designs  Students set up display of all work completed for Photographs
Students complete evaluation/End of module test 
Photographic Evidence of work
Students to take completed USB Light home to enjoy 
*Student Selfassessment at start of module
Teachers can record the students own selfassessment score at the start of the module.
Students will understand that they will be assessed at end of module.
KS3 Engineering USB Light project Student start of module Self Assessment 

Students are given a set time to answer as many questions as they can

Students use simple criteria to selfassess
This is where they could be at end of year 11 if they continue with current level of work

Students can selfassess as a Level 1, Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit or level 2 Distinction Student 
Level 1 Pass 


Level 2 Pass 


Level 2 Merit 


Level 2 Distinction 
