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Media Studies A Level at Chew Valley School

Course description

A lively, challenging and practical course which will develop your creative skills in designing and making a media production.

Course content

Aimed at students who are interested in all aspects of the media. You do not have to have studied GCSE Media Studies to qualify for the course. This is a lively, challenging and practical course to help you develop your creative skills in designing and making a media production.

Entry requirements

Students who are interested in all aspects of the media. You DO NOT have to have studied GCSE Media Studies to qualify for the course. Your expression should be sound, i.e. grade C or above in GCSE English.

Assessment

AS level:
1. Foundation Portfolio in Media:
This is a coursework unit, which is internally assessed and externally moderated. Students produce two paired Media artefacts from a series of briefs. The process involves progression from a pre-production preliminary exercise, to a more fullyrealised piece.

2. Key Media Concepts (TV Drama):
This unit covers: a) Textual Analysis and Representation, b) Institutions and Audiences Students undertake an in-depth study of representation in TV Drama, as well as a specific Media industry, such as film, music, newspapers or magazines.

3. Advanced Portfolio in Media:
This is a coursework unit, which is internally assessed and externally moderated, requiring students to engage with contemporary Media technologies, to produce a portfolio through a combination of two or more Media. Usually this is a music video and promotion package around an album release.

4. Critical Perspectives in Media:
Candidates describe and evaluate their own skills development in their production work and select one production to evaluate in relation to a Media concept. Students then explore a contemporary Media issue to explore a range of texts, institutions, audiences and debates.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chew Valley School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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