Secondary Workshop

Prototyping and developing circuits from KS3 to GCSE

Electronics can be great fun, I have never seen a pupil look disappointed when their circuit works for the first time; YOU too can enjoy the feeling by building your own circuits after my session.

Session Content:

  • This session is suitable for absolute beginners or teachers that are a bit ‘rusty’ when it comes to developing circuits
  • It will leave you with the confidence to let pupils develop their own circuits from scratch without soldering
  • I’ll go through what sort of kit/equipment you need to get started
  • The content will provide challenge from Y7 through to GCSE, it will touch on most of the content on the GCSE specifications
  • Practical hints will be given so you can teach pupils to consider using electronics as a solution to design contexts

Learning outcomes:

  • You will be able to use the correct terms when talking to pupils about designing electronic systems
  • You will know how to build a circuit that can be changed easily to suit different functions
  • I’ll show you how to ‘start small’ and let a circuit develop during the session so that it can be used as a solution to different design contexts

Presented by:  John Donnelly - Head of Design and Technology at St James’s C of E High school in Bolton.  John works as a consultant for DATA, write resources and delivers training.  

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