Curriculum

Team HALO – F1 in Schools National Final 2019

Design & Technology students from Leasowes High School competed at the F1 in School National Final 2019 at AIRBUS, Chester. The year 9 and 10 students Team HALO qualified from the central regional final as champions and advanced to the National final to compete against the best 20 teams/schools in the UK at development class level (age 11-19).  The national final was a two day event, the teams had taken up the challenge to design, build (using CAD/CAM), test and race a miniature F1 car. The teams were judged in a number of categories including scrutineering, engineering, verbal presentation, pit display, social media and enterprise portfolio, as well as the car’s speed being tested on the  official F1 in Schools track.
The event was broadcast live on YouTube and appeared on Sky News.

ASPIRE6 – F1 in Schools National Final 2019

Design & Technology students from Leasowes High School competed at the F1 in School National Final 2019 at AIRBUS, Chester. The year 9 team Aspire6 qualified from the central regional final and advanced to Airbus to compete against the best 20 teams/schools in the UK at development class level (age 11-19).  The national final was a two day event, the teams had taken up the challenge to design, build (using CAD/CAM), test and race a miniature F1 car. The teams were judged in a number of categories including scrutineering, engineering, verbal presentation, pit display, social media and enterprise portfolio, as well as the car’s speed being tested on the Official F1 in Schools track.
The event was broadcast live on YouTube and appeared on Sky News.
The six girls won the Star Quality – Team Identity Award, an Outstanding achievement at National level.

The central regional entry class winning F1 in schools students were invited as VIP guests to Silverstone Circuit on 29/3/2017. They attended this years national final event for F1 in schools. The students participated in a range of activities including:

  • Two laps around the Silverstone circuit, following Ben Collins (original STIG).
  • F1 virtual reality experience.
  • STEM student development sessions.
  • Sit in a Ferrari 488 GTB.
  • A Pit Stop Race and Pit Stop Simulator.
  • F1 guest speakers.

F1 in school winning students:

Daniel, James, Jack, Cameron, Ali, Kristian.

Full Story : F1 in School National Final 2018 @ The Wing, Silverstone.

Design and Technology students from Leasowes High School competed at the F1 in School National Final 2018 @ The Wing, Silverstone. The year 10 team Alcedo Atthis qualified from the central regional final and advanced to Silverstone to compete against the best 13 teams/schools in the UK at development class level (age 11-19). The winners of this years event will represent the UK at the World Finals in Singapore, competing against 40 other countries. The year 9 students (Winners of central region Entry Class) also attended the event as VIP guests. Unfortunately Alcedo Atthis didn’t win the event, however they did amazingly well to reach the National Finals at Silverstone.

Students: Ali, James, Daniel, Jack and Cameron. Year 9 students are already working on their project for next years regional event.

What is F1 in Schools all about?

Form a team – form a team of 3 to 6, think of a name, decide job roles; Team Manager, Manufacturing Engineer, Design Engineer, Graphic Designer and Resource Manager.

Business and Sponsorship – plan and prepare a business plan, develop a budget and raise sponsorship.

Teams are encouraged to collaborate with industry and create business links.

Design – using 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software, design an F1 car of the future to the specifications set by the International Rules Committee just like in Formula One.

Analyse – aerodynamics are analysed for drag coefficiency in a virtual wind tunnel using Computational Fluid Dynamics Software (CFD).

Make – using 3D CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) software, the team evaluates the most efficient machining strategy to make the car.

Test – aerodynamics are tested in wind and smoke tunnels.

Pit Booth – put together an informative display showing your work through all stages of the project.

Think about your team identity.

Scrutineering – cars are submitted to Parc Ferme where the judges scrutinize every dimension to check they comply with the Rules and Regulations.

Engineering Judging – judges question teams on how their cars has been manufactured and why particular designs were chosen.

Verbal Presentation – prepare a presentation to perform to a panel of judges covering all aspects of the challenge. This will be completed within a set time limit.

Portfolio Judging – put together two 10-page A3 portfolios, one enterprise portfolio (documenting your business strategy) and one engineering portfolio (documenting the construction of your car).

Race – time to track test what your team has worked so hard together to achieve a winning car.

LEASOWES D&T STUDENTS TO REPRESENT CENTRAL ENGLAND AT THE F1 IN SCHOOL NATIONAL FINAL

The Leasowes Design & Technology department entered three teams into this year’s F1 in Schools central regional finals at the EEF Technology Training Hub, Birmingham. Two teams entered the Development class (age 14-19) and the other one into Entry class (age 11-14). The teams had taken up the challenge to design, build (using CAD/CAM), test and race a miniature F1 car. The teams were judged in a number of categories including scrutineering, engineering, verbal presentation, pit display and enterprise portfolio, as well as the car’s speed being tested on the Official F1 in Schools track. The track everyone races on is a 20 metre long drag strip, which the F1 in Schools F1 cars cover in just over a second.

https://www.f1inschools.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KNc8qz8UoU

The day was a massive success, as all of the teams won a variety of different awards, including 1st place in the Development class. The two development class teams will now represent central England and compete against the top fourteen teams/regions from the United Kingdom at the national final on 11th March. The winner of the national final will represent the UK at the world finals against approximately forty countries. Last year’s event was held in Singapore;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9eOPX5u7To

The Central Region 2019 awards were:

Team Halo (Development class, mixture of year nine and year ten students)

-1st place Development Class (highest points total this season)

-Best Engineered car

-Pit Display award

Aspire6 (Development class, six year nine students).

-2nd place Development Class

-Sponsorship and Marketing award

United Racing (Entry class, mixture of year seven and year nine students).

-Judge’s choice award