We want to provide opportunities for all age ranges across the country to develop and pursue an interest in Electronics – both in- and outside of school, and on to university. Scroll down to find out what we offer across the Key Stages.
THINGS WE ARE DOING
The UKESF aims to ensure that all schoolchildren and young people are aware of Electronics and the variety of options available for study and work in the sector.
"It astounds me seeing how a device could be imagined, created and benefit lives. I want to be a part of the acceleration of Electronics."
Key Stage 2 - Robokid
A hands-on electronics project for use in the classroom with Years 5 and 6 that aims to encourage enthusiasm for Electronics and STEM subjects. Children work through a series of activities using a specially designed robot vehicle with the electronic elements left uncovered.
Key Stage 3 - Go4SET
Go4SET is a 10-week engineering challenge. Teams of schoolchildren are sponsored and mentored by an Electronics company to complete a design project and present it at regional finals.
Key Stage 3 - IET Faraday Challenge Days
The IET’s Faraday Challenge is a one-day practical Electronics competition, based on the BBC’s micro:bit, which offers the chance to research, design and make prototype solutions to electronic engineering problems.
Key Stage 3 - People Like Me
People Like Me is a revolutionary resource pack for girls aged 11–14, which uses a self-descriptive quiz to help them discover their strengths and what STEM-related careers could suit them.
Key Stages 3–5 - Smallpeice Trust
The Smallpeice Trust is a leading educational charity and provider of in-school STEM days in the UK; it aims to inspire 12–18-year-olds about STEM with innovative hands-on experience days and clubs.
Key Stage 5 - Logic & Arithmetic Kit
The UKESF is supporting the University of Southampton with their Logic & Arithmetic Kit, which features hands-on activities with two circuit boards that teach core Electronics concepts for A-level Computer Science students.
Key Stage 5 - Music Mixer
The UKESF is working in partnership with the University of Southampton on a collaborative project featuring the ‘Music Mixer’ circuit board, a hands-on activity that teaches core Electronics concepts for A-level Physics students.
Key Stage 5 - Headstart Summer School
The Headstart Summer School is a 5-day residential course held at a leading university. Students get a first taste of degree study and find out about careers in Electronics ahead of making their UCAS applications.