Mixing practical production with theoretical investigation and calculation, Electronics aims to develop student awareness of a range of electronic sub-systems, components and their functions.
In Years 7, 8 and 9, students are introduced to increasingly complex systems, sensing and controlling real-world situations with designs subject to light, heat, pressure, sound and moisture. During this time, students use Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) programs to produce professional results of their designed products.
GCSE Electronic Products utilises problem solving as an approach to resolving technological issues. Typical projects involve the planning and manufacture of personal security systems for use in the home, an electronic die for use with a range of games and digital metronomes suitable for musical instruments. GCSE assessment is based on 60% coursework and 40% written examination.
Additional Electronics support is available every Wednesday after school. Here skills from current class projects can be developed or new projects of personal interest can be explored. In addition software tuition/support is also provided.