hi,right well i cant check till i get to school but that looks like it might work! And what does 2n2 mean on caps? And can I just ask why is there a 10k on the 3 wire coming off the mon1? As in what is it doing
My school was much better, I don't know whether the teachers actually had an electronics qualification but I'm sure they had an engineering degree and they seemed to know what they're talking about. The only time I remember have a not so good electronics teacher was when the electronics teacher was away and we had our history teacher who couldn't believe how much more well behaved I was in electronics than in history.As you're in the UK you should know better, GCSE's are examinations taken at 15/16 years of age - the level of Electronics taught is absolutely minimal, with the teacher often knowing nothing about Electronics at all.
Generally, a teacher will be appointed to teach Electronics, and sent on a two day course - it could be an English teacher or anybody - and they almost certainly have zero Electronics knowledge previous to this.
So all they are able to do is follow the book exactly as they have been taught on the short course, it's really NOT a very good introduction to Electronics.
At the school where my daughter is now in 6th form, I used to know a guy (called John) who went in as a volunteer to teach Electronics and run clubs - now he was a VERY, VERY clever guy. He worked for Lowe Electronics and (amongst other things) designed their high performance HF band receiver.
I suspect you were very lucky!My school was much better, I don't know whether the teachers actually had an electronics qualification but I'm sure they had an engineering degree and they seemed to know what they're talking about. The only time I remember have a not so good electronics teacher was when the electronics teacher was away and we had our history teacher who couldn't believe how much more well behaved I was in electronics than in history.
I did a GCSE in Electronic Products and got a B which I wasn't happy with but it was my own fault for being lazy.I suspect you were very lucky!
Back in my day you didn't do electronics at school, but one of the physics teachers was fairly good with electrics, and helped me on occasion.
I did French and only got a D. I blame the teacher who was a very patronising bully who told us all that even if we worked really hard the highest grade we would get is a D (I was in the bottom set and none of the class were expected to do well). I lazed around and messed around in class and still got a D so I may have got a C if I'd actually tried.As for the quality of teaching - yet another new school regulation is shortly coming in to effect - where all primary school children have to be taught a foreign language (currently, only secondary school children have to). Where are all these language teachers going to come from?, how are they going to be paid for? - they aren't - the existing teachers are going to be sent on a course (one day I think?), and that's all they get. This was just how most Electronics teachers came to be!.