Vehicle Technology

Objectives:

Understand principals of the four stroke car engine

Learn and record how steering and suspension systems work.

Investigate and understand hydraulic braking systems.  

Understand how vehicles are designed to perform different roles.

Investigate the fundamental principles, function and operation of internal combustion engines


Term

Autumn
Elective 1

Spring
Elective 2

Summer
GCSE Preparation

Unit

Workshop Safety

Engine strip down

Parts ID

Engine rebuild

Suspension

Steering

Brakes

Vehicle study

Workshop Safety

Engine strip down

Parts ID

Engine rebuild

Suspension

Steering

Brakes

Vehicle study 

Unit 5

Know the fundamental principles of internal combustion engines

Know the function and operation of vehicle engine systems

Time

7 Weeks

7 Weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

6 weeks

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Safety in the workshop

Safely lifting a car and wheel replacement

Dismantle a four cylinder car engine

Layout and label parts

Investigate role of engine parts

Reassemble engine

Investigate

Why we need suspension. Steering – workshop investigation and annotated diagrams

Brakes - workshop investigation and annotated diagram

Vehicle study – Compare 3 different vehicles. What makes them good at what they do? 

Safety in the workshop

Safely lifting a car and wheel replacement

Dismantle a four cylinder car engine

Layout and label parts

Investigate role of engine parts

Reassemble engine

Investigate

Why we need suspension. Steering – workshop investigation and annotated diagrams

Brakes - workshop investigation and annotated diagram

Vehicle study – Compare 3 different vehicles. What makes them good at what they do? 

Workshop investigation and presentation of:

The difference between naturally aspirated and pressure (turbo) charged internal combustion engines

The advantages and disadvantages of different engine configurations (placement in car) and layouts (V8 etc)

Engine configuration and layout of a vehicle

The advantages and disadvantages of air and water cooled Engines.

Further understanding of engine components 

Workshop investigation and presentation of:

How engine fuel and exhaust systems work

Engine ignition systems

Engine cooling system

Engine Lubrication systems.