Media Studies AS Level at The Coopers' Company and Coborn School
Students will be studying films, making their own shooting scripts, storyboards, and producing short films, including a film containing two people and a room, and the opening to a thriller film. An analysis of a variety of media, including: films, TV programmes, newspapers, magazines, radio, music, videogames, and websites. Unit 1 This is a coursework unit where candidates produce one main artefact and one ancillary artefact from a series of briefs: at Coopers’ we ask students to make the opening to a thriller film. A blog is used to monitor progress and a series of six evaluation questions are assessed and presented in the form of a PowerPoint presentation at the end of the unit. All three of the above tasks count towards the overall coursework grade. 50% of the total AS GCE marks. Unit 2 Students study and assess contemporary TV dramas for mise en scene, editing, sound and camera work and link these techniques to one area of representation (i.e. gender). Additionally, discuss the processes of production, distribution, marketing and exchange as they relate to film/video game institutions. The exam is a 2 hour written paper This paper has two sections: Section A: Candidates are required to answer one question based on an unseen moving image extract. Section B: Candidates are required to answer one question from Institutions and Audiences. 50% of the total AS GCE marks
Eight A* to C grades at GCSE (including English and Mathematics)Students must expect to gain at least GCSE Grade B and C in English and English Literature in either combination. However, as places are limited, preference will be given to candidates who expect to achieve A/A* in English or English Literature.
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