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Electronics

Electronics is offered as an optional subject for students at Key Stage 4 and sixth form.

From 2019/20 Electronics will only be taught to students in Year 10 and above.

In the Sixth Form, Electronics is very popular and attracts students with a keen interest in the subject; however it also complements the study of the sciences, and supports the broader studies of Arts and Humanities students.


KEY STAGE 4

Year 10

Autumn Term

  • Digital Electronics.  Logic gates and counters.
  • Astables and Monostables
  • Practical project

Spring Term

  • Analogue Electronics.  Science of components,
  • Practical project

Summer Term

  • Audio Systems
  • Operational amplifiers
  • Practical project

Year 11

Autumn Term

  • Electrical safety
  • Microcontroller Programming
  • Controlled Assessment (coursework project)

Spring Term

  • Controlled Assessment (coursework project)
  • Radio Systems.  Simple receiver, amplitude and frequency modulation.
  • Revision

Summer Term

  • Revision

Useful links and websites

Edexel

WJEC

http://reviseomatic.org/v3/home/index.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT8yeMzHvKY

http://www.ikes.freeserve.co.uk/menu.htm

Assessment information

Year 10 - EDEXEL examination board

Year 11 - WJEC examination board


KEY STAGE 5

The AS and A2 course covers some of the material that you would expect to meet in the first year of a degree course in Year 12

Year 12

Autumn Term

  • Electronic Engineering
  • Digital Processing.
  • Combinational and sequential logic, latches, counters and shift registers.

Spring Term

  • Analogue Processing.
  • Astable, monostable, comparators, voltage amplifiers and power amplifiers.
  • Practical System Development (coursework project)
  • Revision

Summer Term

  • Revision
  • Programmable Control Systems
  • Signal conditioning, Analogue to Digital, Digital to Analogue Conversion

Year 13

Autumn Term

  • Programmable Control Systems.
  • Output devices Stepper and Servo Motors, Dot Matrix and Seven Segment displays.  Microprocessor subsystems.
  • Simple assembler programming
  • General Telecommunication.
  • Filter circuits, Radio

Spring Term

  • Digital and Mobile Communication.
  • Modulation, serial and parallel data transmission and multiplexing.
  • Mobile telephony and cell structure.
  • Robotics
  • Practical System Synthesis (coursework project)
  • Revision
  • Summer Term
  • Revision

Useful links and websites

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/electronics-4430

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/a-level/electronics-2430

http://reviseomatic.org/v3/home/index.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT8yeMzHvKY

http://www.ikes.freeserve.co.uk/menu.htm

Assessment information