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ELECTRONICS

OVERVIEW Just look around you! Electronics is everywhere! Electronics specialists are in demand! In the A Level Electronics course you will learn about the basic principles and building-blocks of Electronic systems and how to use these basic ideas to design and build more complex systems. There is a lot of practical work. Almost every circuit and system that we describe in theory is then built and tested by pupils. The culmination of the course is a major individual project, in which pupils design, build and test an electronic system to their own specification. THE A LEVEL COURSE Core Concepts System synthesis, DC electrical circuits, input and output sub-systems, energy and power: in DC and AC circuits. Component 1 Semiconductor components Logic systems Operational amplifiers Signal conversion AC circuits and passive filters Communications systems Wireless transmission Instrumentation systems Component 2 Timing circuits Sequential logic systems Microcontrollers Digital communications Optical communication Mains power supply systems High power switching systems Audio systems

Assessment 40%: Principles of Electronics, 2 hour 45-minute written examination. 40%: Application of Electronics, 2 hour 45-minute written examination. 20%: Non-examination assessment comprising 2 practical tasks: Design and program a microcontroller system Design and build a substantial integrated electronic system. ENTRY / APTITUDE REQUIREMENTS • Mathematics and Physics (or Additional Science) at a minimum of grade 6. • No Electronics knowledge required. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION In recent years, Electronics pupils have gone on to a wide range of different degree courses at top universities, mainly in Engineering but also in other subjects such as Music, Sound Technology, Economics, Sports Management etc. Exam Board: Eduqas Specification Name: Electronics

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