Find out more about the courses and levels offered at City and Islington College
A Level Electronics covers a wide variety of topics, commencing with a basic understanding of the working of everyday appliances and equipment. In the first year, you will look at hi-fi systems, amplifiers, alarm systems and microcontrollers. In the second year, you will look at many of these subjects in greater depth, including radios, computers and programming, power supplies, and video displays.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.
Assessment is by exam at the end of two years and by two non-exam assessments of extended system design and realisation tasks.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.