Electronics is an ideal subject to take if you like a blend of the practical and the theoretical. It will be particularly useful to you if you are thinking of going on to study for a degree in engineering or physics. As a consequence it is also a very good complement to the advanced Physics course.
The course will give you a thorough grounding in basic electronics and introduce you to some of the many exciting communication and control applications. The project component of the course, which counts 20% of the marks, will allow you to gain hands-on experience at designing, building and testing specific systems and those of your own choice.
- B (6) grade or above in Mathematics (Higher Tier)
- C (4) grade or above in English Language plus
- Two B grades or above in Core and Additional Science or
- B grade or above in Physics
Entry requirements on ‘SSFC Course Information, Advice & Guidance’ document also apply.
What will I study?
Electronics fills our everyday lives!
At home we see computers, telephones, washing machines, radios, TVs, cameras, etc. Outside we encounter electronics in trains, planes and automobiles, traffic systems, hospital equipment. It is ubiquitous.
Clearly the field of Electronics has made, and will continue to make, a huge impact on the quality of our lives and the prosperity of the country. The skills and knowledge are clearly needed in this technological age.
We have a State of the Art’ lab built and we are one of the largest centres in the country for A level Electronics.
Where does it lead?
A pass in Electronics is a valuable asset for those wishing to pursue electronics as a career, or any science, engineering and technology related careers. Many Electronics students go on to study Engineering, Physics or Computing at university or prestigious apprenticeships including GCHQ, BBC and Google.