What is it and how does it work?
Electronics GCSE meets the needs of students entering a progressively more technological society. We teach a systematic approach to complex problem solving by breaking it down into manageable blocks.
You can learn how tasks such as automatically dipping car headlights, electronic counters and timers, burglar alarms and fish bite detectors work.
Electronics involves a lot of practical work but also demands a good level of logical thinking and maths.
Working by yourself, or in pairs you build and test circuits to solve problems. In doing so, you work through a series of assignments at a pace suited to your ability, looking at how your circuit works and what each component does.
Consideration of safety inevitably arises in Electronics so emphasis is placed on working practices that promote safety consciousness at all times.
Summary of Assessment
Two exams worth 40% each in summer of Year 11 and one piece of extended coursework worth 20%.
What other learning could you do?
You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A-level in Electronics.
With further training, you could go into a job related to Electronics such as a Technician, Electrician or Design Engineer. There are plenty of degree courses in electronic engineering.
Where can I find more course information?
Mr A Mitchell, Head of Science
“Electronics allows you to solve complex problems and come up with a well thought out solution.”