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Electronics at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

Introduction

This WJEC Science course is; (a) a complete course in Electronics to GCE A level; (b) a firm foundation in Electronics knowledge and understanding, together with mathematical competence for those wishing proceed to further studies in Electronics, Engineering or the Natural Sciences; (c) encouragement to candidates to develop skills of analysis, evaluation and research as well as the ability of critical thinking in terms of the applications of Electronics to contemporary issues.

Career Opportunities

Past successful students have: (a) entered Higher Education for courses in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Physics, Mathematics; (b) obtained Modern Apprenticeships in Engineering (c) joined the Armed Forces in Technical Trades and Commissioned Service.

Course Content and Assessment Procedures

UNIT TITLE UMS AS/A2 EXAMINED

ET1 Introduction to Digital and Analogue Systems 105 AS MAY

ET2 Circuits and Components 105 AS MAY

ET3 Programmable Control Systems Project [CW] 90 AS SUBMITTED MAY

ET4 Communications Systems 90 A2 JUNE

ET5 Systems Applications [Synoptic] 120 A2 JUNE

ET6 Design Project [CW] 90 A2 SUBMITTED MAY

Aims

The AS and A specifications in Electronics aim to encourage students to: (a) develop an enthusiasm for Electronics and, where appropriate to pursue this enthusiasm in its further study; (b) appreciate the role of Electronics in society, in particular how electronics is applied and how decisions about its use are made; (c) appreciate the interconnectedness of the subject and the ways in which different strands of Electronics can be used jointly to solve problems

Entry requirements

Mathematics [Higher] C grade Science CC or equivalent.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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

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