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Unit 5F: Electronic systems

8552 Specialist material areas

 
5F

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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Selection of materials and components
  • Lesson 2 Working with electronic components
  • Lesson 3 Commercial manufacturing and finishing
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  • Lesson 4 Assessment

There are 3 worksheets, 3 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This theoretical teaching unit covers the electronic systems specialist material area as part of section 3.2 of the AQA 9-1 specification 8552. It is subdivided into three topics plus an end-of-unit assessment. The first lesson introduces some criteria to be considered when making choices about materials and components in relation to electronic and mechanical products before moving on to look at the different types and techniques of school and commercial circuit board production methods. Power, tolerance and basic components including stock variants are introduced. Surface treatments and finishes of electronic and mechanical systems are covered in the final lesson.

It is essential that students study at least one other specialist material area alongside this unit since it is not possible to cover all of the AQA specification requirements in relation to electronic systems.

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    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Selection of materials and components
    • Lesson 2 Working with electronic components
    • Lesson 3 Commercial manufacturing and finishing
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 4 Assessment

    There are 3 worksheets, 3 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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