Course Overview

The course covers both academic and practical elements and is divided into a total of six units: three AS units and three A2 units.

At AS Level you will study digital and analogue systems, circuits and components and a programmable control systems project.

At A2 Level you will study communications systems and systems applications, the final module being the design project where you will design and test an electronic system.

Tasks on this course include the design and development of a micro-controller program using computer software, the construction of a circuit to meet a system specification, and the design and development of an analogue/digital system containing sub-systems or smaller circuits.

Updated October 2021

Entry Requirements

You would need to have achieved a Grade B in Maths and a Grade C in Science at GCSE.

Course Delivery

This course has both practical and theoretical components. Four of the six components are assessed by external examination, the remaining two being internally assessed.

Progression Opportunities

Staying at Gower College Swansea, you could progress on to the HND in Electrical Engineering or the HND in Mechanical Engineering.

This course allows progression to higher education or vocational electronics training via an apprenticeship and will provide a firm foothold for students wishing to study electronics or engineering.

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