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Electronics (AS and A Level) ELECTRONICS AS and A Level (WJEC) Campus: Cheadle and Marple (05.12.2008) Course overview The course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of Electronics. We will ensure that your learning is enjoyable, challenging and relevant to contemporary issues by building on the concepts of How Science Works that are introduced at GCSE. AS Level (year one) Unit One Introduction to Analogue and Digital Systems. Logic gates, Sequential logic systems and Operational amplifiers Unit Two Circuits and Components Current, voltage, resistance and power, Timing circuits Semiconductor diodes, Simple power supplies, Signal sources Switching circuits UNIT Three Programmable Control Systems Project Control Principles, Ladder Logic, Microcontrollers A Level (year two) Unit Four Communications Systems Filters, Modulation techniques, AM radio receiver, Digital, Communications,Systems. Unit Five Systems Applications Counting Systems, Microcontroller Systems, Power Supply Systems, Instrumentation Systems, High Power Switching Systems, Audio Systems. UNIT Six Design Project Project Planning, System development, Complete system, Documentation. How you will learn Your lessons will involve a mixture of presentations, problem-solving classes, demonstrations, discussions and, of course, lots of practical work. We aim to make your learning interesting, challenging and enjoyable most importantly, however, we want you to succeed in your study of this subject. All learning materials are accessible to all students from any computer with an internet connection. How you will be assessed The AS is the first half of an A level course. It will contribute 50% of the total A Level marks. Candidates must complete the following three units in order to gain an AS qualification. Weighting Within AS ET1 35% 17.5% ET2 35% 17.5% ET3 30% 15% Candidates must complete the AS units outlined above plus a further two units to complete A-level Electronics. The A2 units will contribute 50% of the total A Level marks. Weighting within A2 ET4 30% 15% ET5 40% 20% ET6 30% 15% Special entry requirements You will have studied GCSE Science with GCSE Additional Science (or Additional Applied Science), or GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry and GCSE Physics and preferably achieved grade B. Most subjects go with it, especially Maths and Physics or Computing. What the students say A useful and interesting subject Interesting, enjoyable and challenging Exciting and inventive with lots of practicals Other useful information Lots of practical work and some maths involved Projects of your choice You do not need to have studied Electronics before.

Electronics (AS and A Level) ELECTRONICS AS and A Level (WJEC) Campus: Cheadle and Marple (05.12.2008) Course overview The course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of Electronics. We will ensure that your learning is enjoyable, challenging and relevant to contemporary issues by building on the concepts of How Science Works that are introduced at GCSE. AS Level (year one) Unit One...

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