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Electronics AS/A Level at The College of Richard Collyer

Course description

Are you interested in controlling things like planes, cars etc. automatically, or how to sense the environment around you and change it? Would you like to be able to build your own guitar amp, create effects or filter out unwanted frequencies from music? What about being able to design a security system with timing devices and infrared beams. If these things excite you then read on.

You will need to be interested in designing and then building your own circuits. This will involve you using prototype boards but there will be no box building or soldering.

In each topic you will learn the electronic theory and develop the ability to apply what you know to your own circuits. Gradually you will develop your skill in producing working and reliable electronic circuits. Fault finding is another high-level skill and one which you will be able to use to greater effect as the course progresses.

30% of the qualification will be based on a project built on prototype boards. Most of this project work will be completed in lesson time under supervision, but some typing up will need to be done in your own time.

Entry requirements

GCSE Science, Additional Science and Mathematics grade C. It is not necessary to have studied Electronics before.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years