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Communication and Culture - A Level at Carre's Grammar School

Course description


This specification is designed to:

emphasise cultural aspects of communication

provide a framework in which students relate their own life experiences to contemporary academic debates

engage students in a wide range of interesting and well supported coursework tasks

give students a thorough grounding in the analysis and understanding of cultural products and cultural practices

reflect developments in this field in higher education, but at a level that is accessible and stimulating for A level.

This specification is designed to encourage students to:

recognise the importance of the relationship between theories, empirical enquiry, practices and policies related to the ideas of communication and cultural studies

reflect critically on everyday life experiences

relate their studies to their particular needs, interests and circumstances

understand the significance of tolerance and diversity in the study of communication and culture

develop competence in key transferable skills which can be applied to a range of contexts.

Entry requirements

A grade C or above in English.

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in a professional communication area. Favoured career choices include internal communication • management

• press/public relations

• marketing

• journalism

• radio production

• new media production

• publishing

This qualification is useful should you wish to enter a career in Television, Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, Law, Teaching, Nursing and Social Work or any other career where you deal with people.

Communication Studies combines well with a range of subjects such as Photography, Art, Sociology, Theatre Studies, Business Studies, and Psychology.

Communication studies graduates are attractive to a wide range of organisations. Employers, in all sectors, value their ability to organise and communicate information clearly and effectively.

Notably, communication studies graduates have gone on to pursue careers such as • journalist for ’The Face’ magazine • editor at a University Press

• BBC local radio producer

• marketing campaign handler at a nationalbank

• BBC television producer • film festival organiser

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carre's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years