Aims of the Practical Electronics Department
Staff Names and Roles
Mr K. Carr (Curriculum Leader)
Mr G. Corrigan
Mr M. Flynn
Mr J. Gallacher (0.6)
Mr M. Gallagher
Mr S. Hutton (Principal Teacher Skills coordinator)
National 4 Practical Electronics
This course enables you to develop knowledge and understanding of key concepts in electronics. There are four mandatory units including the added value unit.
You will develop a basic understanding of key electrical concepts and electronic components. You will analyse straightforward electronic problems and design solutions
You will use simulation software to assist in the design, construction and testing of simple circuits and systems and investigate their behaviour
You will have experience in assembling a range of simple electronic circuits using permanent and non-permanent methods. You will develop skills in practical wiring and assembly techniques. You will also learn basic testing and fault finding skills
Added Value Unit
Developing an electronic solution – you will apply your skills and knowledge from all of the previous units to solve an electronics problem.
To achieve the course award you must pass all of the above units including the added value unit. All course work is marked internally for N4 & is not graded.