We have made updates to the current set assignments for Cambridge Nationals in Engineering. We have also published a new collection of Engineering set assignments, which we have titled as ‘Set B’. The set assignments can be found from the ‘Assessment’ link on the left-hand side of the qualification pages.
The changes to the current set assignments are to:
Although the guidance has been updated, there are no changes to the actual tasks, evidence requirements, marking criteria or the standard of work required.
We have titled each of them as Set A, in order to differentiate them from the new set assignments, Set B, also published in September 2020.
We have also made some minor corrections and we've added learner or teacher guidance to certain units.
A summary of the change for each set assignment has been noted on the assignment front cover and is detailed in the table below:
We have published a new collection of the Engineering set assignments, and we have added ‘Set B’ to the front of these.
For Engineering Manufacture (units R110, R111 and R112), it is highly recommended that the learner manufactures the same component. Therefore it is important for these units that learners use either Set A or Set B and do not mix and match between the two sets.
You can choose whether to use Set A or Set B, depending on which scenario you prefer, or that suits your centre better. These assignments are for summative assessment (once the teaching phase is complete) so your teaching is not affected by the introduction of new assignments. The only difference is for Engineering Manufacture, (units R110, R111 and R112) – because it's highly recommended that learners manufacture the same product, it's advisable that learners use either Set A or Set B for all three units, and don’t mix and match between both sets.
No, a switch is not necessary. The tasks in Set B are different to those in Set A, but they're still assessing the learning for the same learning outcomes.
No extra work is needed but we recommend checking the updated versions of Set A that have been published as additional clarity has been provided, which you may find helpful. You can refer to the table in this update for details on the changes that have been made in Set A.
Yes, except for Engineering Manufacture (units R110, R111 and R112) – because it is highly recommended that learners manufacture the same product it is advisable that learners use either Set A or Set B for all three units, and don’t mix and match between both sets.
These assignments are for summative assessment (once the teaching phase is complete), so your teaching is not affected by the introduction of new assignments.
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