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Episode 101: Introduction to Circuits

These activities, from the Institute of Physics, look at electrical circuits. They provide a review of previous knowledge and introduce the language needed to cope with the greater depth of learning at post-16 level. Activities include: • a discussion about electrical circuits to reinforce knowledge and highlight...

A teachers guide to disruptive technologies

This guide to disruptive technologies provides ideas and rationale for why disruptive technologies should be taught as part of the Design and Technology secondary and post-16 curriculum. It provides examples of disruptive technologies, discusses how they might be introduced in a classroom setting and supports in...

Electronics Shelves

This resource from Boxford describes the development of a shelf stand used to store electronics parts boxes and wires. Exemplar CAD files are presented to aid manufacture of the product using CNC machines and pictures of the finished product are shown.


This resource from Boxford describes the design and manufacture of a novel instrument. It includes CAD files for all of the parts required, images of CAD models of the circuit and the component parts, and pictures and video of the finished product. The process of designing the instrument is described in detail....

Plan your own scheme of work - Jamble

2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.

Understanding electronic principles

These electronics resources from Kitronik help students to:

  • Understand simple electronic components
  • Identify circuit symbols
  • Calculate resistance values
  • Calculate capacitor values
  • Understand how a potential divider works
  • Understand components such as...

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Produced for Future Morph, this resource includes a video in which a student talks about his course in electrical and electronic engineering. He describes how one project was to make and test a circuit that included a light-sensitive resistor. A second activity describes a class experiment...

Electrical Principles

23 pages of study materials for Level 2 Electrical Principles. Can be used as lesson slides, students revision or can be printed out and used as posters. Individual slides can also be downloaded from

  • Cells and batteries
  • Magnetism &...

Control in Action: Designing a Fermenter

This is one of a series of focused units, from the Association for Science Education and the Design and Technology Association, to introduce students to important technologies and their applications. This unit features control systems and their applications to fermentation. The introduction to the unit:


A-Level Criteria Science Subjects 2006

This set of subject criteria were produced by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in 2006 for Awarding Bodies to produce AS and A level science subject specifications, in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, geology, electronics and environmental science.

AS and A level subject criteria are...


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