What will you study and other information about A-Level Electronics
- Semiconductor components
- Logic systems
- Operational amplifiers
- Signal conversion
- AC circuits and passive filters
- Communications systems
- Wireless transmission
- Instrumentation systems
- Timing circuits
- Sequential logic systems
- Digital communications
- Optical communication
- Mains power supply systems
- High power switching systems
- Audio systems
- Task 1 (20 marks) – involves the development of a microcontroller system programed through assembler language.
- Task 2 (50 marks) – is a substantial system development including analogue and digital sub-systems in an integrated design.
The science department runs several trips and educational visits throughout the year to enhance the experience of studying science. There may be other non-essential educational visits that students can access during the two-year course, such as visits to zoos and museums.
Students must have a scientific calculator, we strongly recommend the Casio fx-83GTX – costs approximately £15 – £20, (if studying maths or further maths, the upgraded calculator you buy for these courses will be suitable). Students also need a 30cm clear ruler.
Software for Circuit Wizard is available from the college and is best used on a windows based laptop; alternatives are possible if you do not have a PC machine.
Large upper sixth practical project and visits to the industry; ideal for entry into apprenticeships.