Electronics A Level
What will I learn?
- Principles of Electronics
- Design and Realisation tasks
Principles of Electronics.
Electronic Communication Systems:
Radio receivers, mobile communications, digital communication, optoelectronics, audio systems.
Extended design and realisation tasks.
GCSE Grade 4 in Physics or Electronics; or Core and Additional Science at Higher Level, or Level 2 BTEC Science at Merit or above.
GCSE Maths at grade 5 or above and a GCSE points score average of 4.2.
How long will it take to qualify?
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed by both exams and coursework
Part 1: 2 hours and 45 minutes, structured exam questions – 40%
Part 2: 2 hours and 45 minutes structured exam questions – 40%
Part 3: Coursework – 20%
Additional Learning Opportunities
You will have the opportunity to visit electronics industry sites and electronic engineering departments at Universities as well as take part in an additional learning opportunity based around the assembler language used to program integrated circuits to do specific tasks.
Who is this course aimed at?
Students who take Electronics find it goes well with Physics, Mathematics, IT and Design & Technology. This means that Electronics can either be your specialist subject, or play a supporting role for other subjects. Electronics is attractive to students who:
- are looking for an engineering or IT based career
- enjoy problem solving and can work logically, often using mathematical skills
- enjoy working practically and using IT in a variety of ways
- enjoy finding out how electronic devices work
- like to be creative in carrying out a practical research project which is designed, built and tested by the student
Electronics can be a specialist or supporting subject for future employment or further study. Some of the careers our students pursue include engineering, computer-based occupations, communication, electronic manufacturing, the armed forces and scientific research.
- A Level
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