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Electronics AS & A Level at King George V College

Course description

KGV is a fantastic place to study Electronics.  We have modern, fully equipped laboratories were every student can work individually during practical lessons throughout their two years here.  We have knowledgeable staff and technicians who can support you when it is project time and this will give you a great opportunity to work on your own, building a project based on a topic of your choice that really inspires you.  We have our own set of computers running circuit simulation software as well as software enabling them to be connected to your own circuits to give you full control.  We also have data logging equipment so you can really see what is going on inside your circuit even at high frequencies.  

Course content

First Year

  • Foundation electronics
  • Further electronics
  • Coursework

Second Year

  • Control electronics
  • Communication electronics
  • Coursework

Entry requirements

A good Electronics student will have a love of building circuits and explaining how they work.  They will have strong maths skills and be able to manipulate formulae with ease.  They will be neat and precise when building circuits with an eye for detail and a good ability to interpret faults in circuits.  They will be able to learn many definitions and formulae and be able to apply them to different circuits.

Future opportunities

Studying Electronics opens up so many doors for your future.  It stands out on a university application form and former students have said it has been especially welcome when applying for physics or engineering degrees at prestigious universities as you will already know many of the topics.  Most of our students go on to a career either in the electronics industry or working in computers where they are highly employable due to the good maths skills and problem solving skills they have developed over the two years on this course.

Further information

Students will have to chance to go on a residential visit to CERN in Switzerland and to take part in an Extended Project Qualification.  You will also have weekly workshops during which you can receive expert help on any topic that is causing you problems.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King George V College directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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