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Media Studies at St Wilfrids Catholic High School

Course description

Media A Level gives students the opportunity to develop understanding of the media which affect our every day lives in contemporary life.  It is a very up to date course.  Students will study the impact of media in the online age alongside more established forms of media such as TV drama, the music industry and film.  Students will also develop skills in digital film production and using online digital media through blogging.

 

Course content

Media A level gives students the opportunity to develop understanding of the media which affect our every-day lives in contemporary society. It is a very up to date,' forward thinking' course. Students will study the impact of media in the online age alongside more established forms of media such as TV drama, the music industry the press, advertising. Students will also develop skills in digital media production.

 

 

 

Entry requirements

Students should have a grade 4/5 or above in English, this is to ensure that they are able to produce good quality written analysis of texts. It is not necessary to have a g.c.s.e in media studies, however if students have taken g.c.s.e media we insist that they have achieved a grade 4 or above.

 

 

 

Assessment

70% exam, 30% coursework.

Coursework involves researching, planning, filming and editing a video or print product and evaluating the outcome.

 

 

Financial information

All technical equipment will be provided.  We have an editing suite for filmmaking equipped with iMac pc's.  Cameras and tripods are provided, however it is useful to have your own DSLR camera and tripod.  Internet access at home would also benefit the student working online.  Students should equip themselves with suitable folders and stationery for note taking.

Future opportunities

This course develops skills in communication and digital production which will be very valuable for ANY further study or career.

Every year students go on to further study in media and media related subjects; e.g advertising; film and TV production, broadcast journalism, website and games design, events management, journalism.

This subject also combines well with others at degree level.

 

 

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 July 2017
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