The WJEC Eduqas AS in Electronics provides a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study. It encourages learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, electronics and to recognise its importance in their own lives and in today’s technological society.
The WJEC Eduqas AS in Electronics will ensure that learners have the electronic and mathematical knowledge and electronic engineering skills to solve problems. This should enable learners to appreciate how many problems in society can be tackled by the application of the scientific ideas in the field of electronics using engineering processes. The scope and nature of the learner’s study should be coherent and practical. The practical work enables learners to see the theoretical knowledge contained in the specification in action and to gain greater understanding of the knowledge in a practical context.
The course itself has a lot of practical work and mathematical work and the students should have at least a B in Mathematics and need to be able to apply themselves to practical work. Some of the concepts learned overlap with Physics AS level and some students find it useful to take them both together but it is not essential.
No specific requirements. B grade in GCSE Maths is desirable.