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Level 3

WJE L3 A Level in Electronics

COURSE OVERVIEW

Electronics drives advances in technology in medicine, space exploration, driver-less cars, telecommunications and renewable energies.

Are you keen to learn how electronics underpins our modern world? Are you interested in building and testing basic electronic circuits from fundamental principles? If you answer ‘yes’; to these questions, then Electronics AS/A Level could be

for you.

Topics studied include:

Year 1:

Semiconductor components, logic systems, operational amplifiers, Timing circuits, Sequential logic systems, microcontrollers and mains power supply systems. Extended system design and realisation tasks (20%)

Coursework:

Task 1 – develop a flowchart to run on a PIC microcontroller chip.

Task 2 – design, build, test and a digital electronic system.

Task 3 -; design, build and test an analogue electronic system.

Year 2:

Signal conversion, AC circuits and passive filters, Communication systems, Wireless transmission, Instrumentation systems,

Digital communications, Optical communication, High power switching systems and Audio systems.

Most of the theoretical work in electronics can be tested practically and lessons usually contain a mixture of theory and group practicals.

The project work in the first year is mainly ICT based. In the second year the major project is designed and developed on an individual basis with one-to-one advice and guidance given when needed.

1:1 support is available to all students.

FURTHER INFORMATION

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 5 in Maths, double 5 in Science and grade 4 in English Language.

The specification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in GCSE Science and Maths. You will need to be able to use Mathematical skills (computation, algebra and graphs) and IT skills during the course and be interested in their application in the modern world.

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The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

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HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS

Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2

Apply

Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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