Electronics has opened my eyes to something different and exciting.
As a practical subject this will give you the skills and confidence to join a manufacturing company. Many pupils have become electrical engineers or have used the subject to develop excellent skills in a number of engineering disciplines.
Electronics starts in year 9 with an introduction to components and circuits. During the year the pupils will learn the design and manufacture of circuit boards and learn how to drill; then solder components on to Printed Circuit Boards.
The course introduces both analogue and digital electronics and gives details of how complex systems can be made from basic components. Each pupil will be required to manufacture a system that will solve a real life situation as part of their assessment.
This course uses both digital and analogue circuits to form the building blocks of modern circuits, leading to more detailed knowledge of how an electronic system works. Pupils will also be taught how to programme in assembly language which will allow them to understand how an electronic device can be adapted for a number of uses by simple programming.
Trips to universities to take part in electronics events are often arranged.