Media AQA AS Level at Littleover Community School
Please note that at the time of publication details of the new Media Studies specification that is scheduled to be delivered from September 2017 were unavailable. Therefore, this information relates to the current specification, we anticipate that the content of the new course will be similar but AS marks will not count towards the overall A Level and there may be some other changes.
AS Unit 1 and Unit 2 provide an integrated and complementary introduction to the study of the media and the contemporary media landscape. The content of both units is underpinned by a set of key media concepts and media platforms.
- Unit 1 requires candidates to carry out a cross-media study for an unseen examination, which will then be used to inform their work on Unit 2.
- For Unit 2 candidates will produce two media productions in two of the three different media platforms: broadcasting; e-media or print. This will incorporate an evaluation of the productions, including a consideration of the use of the third platform
Both units require candidates to look at cross-cultural issues, where appropriate.
Littleover Community School Sixth Form specialises in AS and A2 Level Courses - we do not offer any alternative/vocational courses. Regardless of which 'wave' of the ongoing A Level reforms each subject is in, we will expect all students to sit AS examinations at the end of Year 12 and A2 examinations at the end of Year 13.
We therefore expect all students to enrol to study 4 AS Levels in Year 12. Most students will then drop one subject at the end of Year 12 having completed the AS Level qualification, continuing with the other 3 to A2 level.
The minimum entry criteria for Littleover Community School Sixth Form is 5 A*-C/9-5 grades at GCSE including Maths and English Language. Students who achieve a grade 4 in Maths or English Language will be considered on an individual basis. However, the vast majority of our students will achieve 8 or more A*-C/9-5 grades with A*-8/9-6 in the subjects they wish to study at A Level. If students plan to study subjects that they have not studied at GCSE level we will expect A*-B/9-6 in subjects that have a similar skills set.
Specific entry criteria:
GCSE graded A*-B in Media
- Written examination (2 hours)
- 50% of AS Level Marks
- 50% of AS Level Marks
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Littleover Community School directly.