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An exciting engineering challenge focused on Students at Key Stage 3 and 4.
Formula Schools IC Methanol Challenge
The original challenge to design and engineer a 1/8th scale car around an engine
that runs on bio-
From simple beginnings the possibilities have no boundaries in incorporating all
that is best in design engineering and manufacturing know-
The support materials available assist in developing advanced science and technology projects across the whole engineering and business spectrum, resulting in some quite spectacular end results in terms of business links and engineering prowess.
Formula Schools Electric Challenge
The best scheme for embedding into the KS4 curriculum for all vocational engineering and Design based courses. There are two starting points:
1. A basic kit of components which pupils assemble using simple tools and equipment
to produce a drivable chassis. From there the opportunities are vast, covering design
and manufacture of a bodyshell, alternative chassis, powertrain and performance enhancing
components. Suitable for younger pupils or as an extra-
2. Engineering curriculum delivery, with materials and ‘impossible to make’ components
supplied. Pupils individually engineer all chassis and powertrain sub-
Schools enter their final solution to score points in the following categories:
This project is based around the design, build and racing of a scale fuel engined RC car. From a simple starting point, the opportunities are vast. Additionally many schools now use the scheme to deliver courses such as GCSE in Engineering, Resistant Materials Systems Control and Electronics.
Developing skills in:
Bodywork and Aerodynamics
Power train and
"The success of the British Motorsport industry is founded on the skills of its
We must encourage young people to see that a career in engineering is something to be proud to aspire to. Only by working with children at an early age through such schemes as Formula Schools can we engender such ideas."
David Richards, Chairman, Prodrive