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Electronic Products, Design & Technology at King Edward VII

Course description


Course content

This course concentrates on the skills and knowledge required to make electronic products.

You should have good practical skills and enjoy finding out how things work. You will need some basic numeracy skills, as these will help you with some of the electronic theory. You will be introduced to all of the standard electronic components. You will be taught what they do and be able to experiment with them in circuits. You will also learn how to program chips using ICT.

There will be a lot of practical work, much of it building circuits. You will also use ICT to design and develop electronic circuits using the 11 PCs in the Electronics Room.

The course is about using electronics to produce well-designed products which solve everyday problems. You will therefore develop basic skills in wood, metal and plastics and knowledge of tools and processes to produce cases for any electronic product you design as well as designer's skills in drawing and presentation techniques.

Year 10 will be a foundation course covering much of the theory and knowledge required to build good working circuits. This involves practical work as well as theory. One or two mini projects may be undertaken during this year.

Year 11 will be dedicated to a major project which will be set by the examination board. Under certain circumstances you may be able to choose your own project. This will involve you researching, designing and making your chosen idea.

Entry requirements

None

Assessment

Assessment There is one tier of entry.

Coursework One piece started in Y10, finished by February of Y11 worth 60% of your final mark.

Examinations One examination at the end of Y11 worth 40% of you final mark, it lasts 2 hours.

Financial information

None

Future opportunities

GCSE Electronic Products is ideal preparation for the Design and Technology AS and A2 level.

Your skills and knowledge can lead to such careers as computer engineering/repairs, electronic engineering, electrical engineering and many other employment opportunities with an electronic/electrical aspect.

Further information

This opportunity is able to be combined with other opportunites within a single application

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016

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