Summary

A Level pathways are designed to prepare you for higher education and beyond.

Description

The course is divided into a variety of topics, each containing different key Electronics concepts. Once you have learnt the key features of a particular topic, you move on to consider the applications in real situations. To study Electronics at this level you should have an aptitude for Mathematics and Physics.

Key Areas

Year 1: Component 1:

  1. System synthesis
  2. DC Electrical circuits
  3. Input and output sub-systems
  4. Energy and power
  5. Semiconductor components
  6. Logic systems
  7. Operational amplifiers
  8. Timing circuits
  9. Sequential logic systems
  10. Microcontrollers
  11. Mains power supply systems

Component 2: This component requires each learner to complete three tasks independently. The tasks build on the concepts studied throughout the specification and the requirement to relate practical circuit design and realisation gained from the study of Component 1.

Year 2: Component 1:

  1. Semiconductor components
  2. Logic systems
  3. Operational amplifiers
  4. Signal conversion
  5. AC circuits and passive filters
  6. Communications systems
  7. Wireless transmission
  8. Instrumentation systems

Component 2:

  1. Timing circuits
  2. Sequential logic systems
  3. Microcontrollers
  4. Digital communications
  5. Optical communication
  6. Mains power supply systems
  7. High power switching systems
  8. Audio systems

Component 3: This component requires each learner to complete two tasks independently. The tasks build on the concepts studied throughout the specification and the requirements to relate practical circuit design and realisation to knowledge and understanding gained from the study of components 1 and 2.

What Next

An A Level in Electronics is an ideal qualification for those wishing to pursue engineering or other physical science degree courses at university, in particular for electrical, electronic, power and computer engineering degree programmes.

Entry Criteria

For A Level Electronics you should have achieved a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language. There is a specific requirement of a Grade B or above in GCSE Mathematics.


Course options

  • 2018/19 Full Time Day

    Provider

    Bournville College Birmingham

    Location

    Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Full Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
    19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September £1,800 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    24+ September £1,800 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    NULL NULL 16 NULL NULL 0.00 5000

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