Course Summary:

Electronics is a practical subject in which we cover the skills and knowledge required to design, make, test and modify circuits to meet an agreed project target. People with knowledge of this subject are always in demand because modern society is dependent on electronics, whether it be for communicating, controlling machines, processing information on computers or using modern medical techniques. An exciting feature is the coursework, which consists of individually chosen projects. We recommend you study Mathematics A Level to support development of the necessary skills for Electronics.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Manchester – Software Engineering
  • The University of Manchester – Anatomical Sciences with Industrial/Professional Experience (4 years)
  • The University of Salford – Aeronautical Engineering with Foundation Year
  • The University of Liverpool- Engineering
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Career destinations:

Electronics is an ideal stepping-stone to HE courses in Engineering, Computing and Science and careers in areas such as the Electronics Industry, Avionics, IT and Engineering. Students will be able to develop analytical and problem solving skills, as well as learning how to use their initiative to develop solutions.

Entry Requirements:

A minimum Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics, Core and Additional Science.

Assessment Method:

80% Exam

20% Coursework

Student Case Studies:

Robson Dodd

Robson Dodd

“I wanted to study Electronics specifically as an A Level and this was the only College I could find that offered it. I also thought OSFC offered a positive working environment in which I could strive to reach my potential and this is what I’ve experienced. There are many study spaces and an extensive library where I can do any research or work out of class. Electronics is a good mix of both theory and practical work that helps explain what you have learnt.”

Robson is planning to travel for a while when he leaves College, before going on to university.