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Media Studies AS/A Level at Boston High School

Course description

This well established A Level course provides an opportunity for you to study the contemporary mass media industries and gain creative and practical skills in media production. Lessons are split between coursework and exam preparation right from the start of the course, with a focus on de‐ veloping knowledge of relevant media terminology and technical skills based on study of recent media texts. Textual analysis, including a focus on genre, narrative and representation, as well as the study of audiences and industries, form the theoretical backbone of this course.

Entry requirements

You need  ...  

- Grade 4 or above in English Language and/or English Literature at GCSE level.

- To be creative and prepared to learn new IT skills. GCSE subjects which complement Media Studies are Art and Design, Music, ICT, and Design Technology.

Assessment

Year 12  ‐ By developing practical production skills and independent research skills, you will gain valuable experience in preparation for the coursework production which is completed in Year 13. A mock exam in Year 12 will provide an opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills you have gained so far on the course.

Year 13 ‐ One coursework project (worth 30% of the A Level), which includes an individual research element, a practical production covering more than one media form, and an evaluative element. Two exams (worth 70% of the A Level), in which candidates must answer questions on a range of media forms and case study texts.

Future opportunities

Where are your students now?

- Norwich University Of The Arts ‐ Animation

- University of Northampton ‐ Photography and Film

- Sunderland University ‐ Sport with Journalism

- Nottingham University ‐ Industrial Economics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Boston High School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2016
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