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Electronic A-level Course

Eduqas A-level Electronics

Electronics is at the heart of the technological revolution that has transformed all our lives. It is a vital part of a huge variety of applications, from medicine through to the entertainment industry.

Is this course right for me?

By becoming qualified in Electronics you can discover new opportunities in areas such as computing networks and the internet, mobile communications, aerospace and avionics, medical electronics, robotics and industrial control.

Electronics encourages learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, electronics and to recognise its importance in their own lives and in today’s technological society. It will ensure that learners have the electronic and mathematical knowledge and electronic engineering skills to solve problems.

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Science grade B and Maths/Numeracy grade B
  • Please check the AS Level Options Grid to see if this subject fits into your chosen programme
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

The scope of the A-level Electronics course is quite broad, enabling the development of skills in a range of theoretical, practical, industrial and environmental contexts.

Core concepts include:

  • System synthesis
  • DC electrical circuits
  • Input and output sub‐systems
  • Energy and power

Components studied include:

  • Principles of electronics
  • System design and realisation tasks
  • Application of electronics
  • Extended system design and realisation tasks

Learners also complete the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and are required to develop their essential skills (communication/numeracy and digital skills). Learners will also attend a weekly group tutorial.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Written examination

This course can lead to a diverse range of career opportunities in a varied range of businesses including: Acoustic Consultant, Aerospace Engineer, Broadcast Engineer, CAD Technician, Control and Instrumentation engineer, Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Nuclear Engineer, Sound Engineer, Special Effects Technician.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • A scientific calculator
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page
  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, we would like to hear from you.

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What are the entry requirements?

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • Science grade B and Maths/Numeracy grade B
  • Please check the AS Level Options Grid to see if this subject fits into your chosen programme
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

The scope of the A-level Electronics course is quite broad, enabling the development of skills in a range of theoretical, practical, industrial and environmental contexts.

Core concepts include:

  • System synthesis
  • DC electrical circuits
  • Input and output sub‐systems
  • Energy and power

Components studied include:

  • Principles of electronics
  • System design and realisation tasks
  • Application of electronics
  • Extended system design and realisation tasks

Learners also complete the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and are required to develop their essential skills (communication/numeracy and digital skills). Learners will also attend a weekly group tutorial.


Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Written examination

What can I do next?

This course can lead to a diverse range of career opportunities in a varied range of businesses including: Acoustic Consultant, Aerospace Engineer, Broadcast Engineer, CAD Technician, Control and Instrumentation engineer, Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Nuclear Engineer, Sound Engineer, Special Effects Technician.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • A scientific calculator
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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