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Electronics AS at Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth

Course description

Why study Electronics?

  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering drives the modern world, touching all aspects of our lives. It has spawned the computer revolution, the Internet and the global mobile phone network
  • Obtaining an A Level in Electronics allows access to any engineering degree at University.
  • There is a shortage of electronic engineers worldwide. The opportunities for work worldwide are plentiful.
  • Possible career pathways are electronic engineering, electricians, computing, and the electronics industry.

Course content

The course is taught in partnership with Bro Myrddin and Strade. The theory work ET1/ET2 is taught during 1 afternoon a week. This is a 3 hour session. In addition ET3 is taught in the students registered school.

ET1: Introduction to digital and analogue systems

  • Logic gates
  • Karnaugh mapping

ET2: Electrical circuits and components

  • Current
  • Voltage
  • Resistance
  • Power supplies

ET3: Programmable control systems project

  • Programmable Control Systems Project

Assessment

ET1:

  • 60 marks [105 UMS]
  • 35% of AS
  • Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

ET2:

  • 60 marks [105 UMS]
  • 35% of AS
  • Written examination: 1 hour 15 minutes

ET3:

  • 40 marks [90 UMS]
  • 30% of AS
  • Internal Assessment

Future opportunities

Possible career pathways are electronic engineering, electricians, computing, and the electronics industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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