Approx Cost:
Students will be expected to have their own headphones.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Requirements:

This is an advanced course and students will need to be proficient at abstract and logical thinking. Therefore, strong mathematical ability, particularly in Algebra, is required. Level of achievement in Year 9 Mathematics and Science will be considered before a student is accepted into this course.

Course Outline:

Students choosing this course will learn how to read and draw circuit diagrams, how to identify and use electronic components and how to do computational thinking to develop good algorithms to solve problems using electronics. They will also learn how to program a microprocessor chip. Once the skills have been learned they will develop an electronics project, using Design Thinking skills to solve a real-world problem.


This course aims to:

  • Develop an understanding of the functioning of electronic components
  • Ability to correctly construct an electronic circuit
  • Develop an understanding of programming languages and their use in designing robotic applications
  • Develop skills and techniques in organising, designing and managing resources involved in solving Electronic Technology problems
  • Develop team management and communication skills
  • Develop an understanding of the ethics involved in robotics and artificial intelligence
  • Build a robot and test that it is fit for the purpose

Assessment is by means of practical and written work, using a project-based approach. Students will be encouraged to enter their projects into competitions such as BrightSparks and 123Tech

Where Does It Lead:

Year 11 Electrical Technology or

Any Year 11 Digital Technologies Course

For further information see:
Mrs Davey/Mr Yang