Science A-Level For 16-19 Year Olds

A Level Electronics

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Electronics is the study of the design, construction and testing of electronic circuits. As a branch of Physics, electronics is a combination of theory and practical skills. You will use mathematical formulae to predict the behaviour of circuits and choose the values of components. You will also develop skills in using test equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators and multitesters. No prior knowledge apart from GCSE level electrical theory is assumed. You will be surprised how quickly you will be able to construct your own working electronic circuits and find out how satisfying and enjoyable the subject is. As one of the most important industries in the 21st Century, the demand for students with this knowledge is higher than ever. The course combines perfectly with Maths and Physics and also with Maths and Computing.



Grade 5 in GCSE Maths plus grades 6 and 5 from GCSE Combined Science (higher tier), or grade 6 in GCSE Physics. No prior electronics experience is required.

Why study A Level Electronics at Blackpool Sixth?

The UK has the 6th largest Electronics industry in the world. There is a shortage of specialists in this area. It is interesting and technically challenging and we are the only place to study A Level electronics in the area. The subject combines well with physics or computing and Maths. It is an ideal A Level if you are considering a career in any sector of engineering, computing or physics.

How will I be taught?

Mix of teacher-led and practical activities

Teacher expertise

Your teacher has 11 years of experience teaching A Level Electronics.

What skills will I develop?

  • Practical circuit design
  • Use of circuit simulation software
  • Mathematical skills
  • Use of test equipment
  • Microcontroller programming
  • Circuit analysis
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How will I be assessed?


  • 80% Exam-based


  • 20% Coursework
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What will you study and other information about A-Level Electronics

Where does it lead?

Recent students have progressed to university to study electronic engineering and related courses. Others have been successful in securing apprenticeships, including with BAE Systems. Others have combined with physics, maths and computing to access a wide range of exciting careers.

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