Electronics

What will I study?

Electronics is at the heart of the technological revolution that has transformed all our lives. It is a vital part of a huge variety of applications, from medicine through to the entertainment industry.
By becoming qualified in electronics, you can discover new opportunities in areas such as computing networks and the internet, mobile communications, aerospace and avionics, medical electronics, robotics and industrial control.
This course has a large practical element and you will have the opportunity to design and build your own electronic circuits, as well as to learn how to use test equipment.

What do students do afterwards?

Many students who successfully complete this course progress to university to study engineering, physics or computing courses.
Other students go on to take advanced apprenticeships with various companies, or gain employment directly in the technology and engineering sector.
Importantly, all those who pass this course will have a range of practical skills and knowledge to benefit them throughout their lives.

How will I be assessed?

80% exams at the end of the course; 20% coursework.

What can I do to prepare?

Talk to other students who are already doing electronics and ask them what they have done or wish they had done. Teachers in the science department are there to help you and give you information and advice.

“Choosing electronics A-level will hopefully open future pathways and helped me to understand how the world is powered.” – Michael Snaith