Electronics AS/A Level at Hazelwick School
The aim of the course is to provide you with a rewarding & stimulating course which combines a broad base of electronic theory with a significant coursework component (20%). You will develop skills in producing & "trouble-shooting" circuits which you will have designed yourself.
Although not essential, a good foundation in Mathematics would be a distinct advantage due to the high mathematically-based content of the course. You are encouraged to maximise the use of technology within the course & will need to make regular use of Picoscopes & logic probes. In most lessons there is a practical aspect to the work, predominantly through the use of "breadboards".
This covers basic principles of Electronics, including system design, timing circuits, operational amplifiers & microcontrollers focussing on different aspects of Electronics & cover a range of design & evaluation skills. One of the tasks will make use of the micro-controllers & will involve basic level programmijng, the other 2 cover both digital & analogue systems.
This builds on the basic Electronics principles of Year 12 & also covers electronic control & communications topics. This includes basic radio design & wireless communication.
Grade 6 in Triple Science Physics or 6-5 in Combined Science. Grade 6 in Mathematics is desirable.
Year 12 - the course is split into 80% exam & 20% Extended system design & realisation
Three coursework tasks
Examination 2 hrs 45 mins (worth 80% of A level) with a range of short & long answer questions applying the electronics knowledge in a practical context
Year 13 - 2 exams each 2 hrs 45 mins (worth 80% of A level). Each exam will be a mix of short answer & extended answer questions set in a practical context. The remaining 20% is 2 extended system design & realisation tasks. These tasks are more substantial that at Year 12 & will require more demanding circuits to be designed & realised. These tasks will include both analogue & digital systems as well as micro-controllers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hazelwick School directly.