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Media Studies at The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College

Course description

AS Level (2291)
Media Representations and Responses (MS1: 50% of AS, 25% of A Level)
A 2½ hour written exam, with three questions overall.
The first is based on unseen audio-visual or print-based material and assesses analysis skills. (40/100 marks).
Questions 2 and 3 assess knowledge of representation and audience issues (30/100 marks each).

Media Production Processes (MS2: 50% of AS, 25% of A Level)
This coursework has three sections: students will be working with print media to create a pre-production task, designing the front page and contents of a new music magazine, the double-page spread article for the magazine and a report of the processes used.

A2 Level 3291
Media Investigation and Production (MS3: 25% of A Level)
This coursework unit has three components: a written investigation into the media, for which students choose the area of investigation (45 marks), production work of choice (45 marks) and a written evaluation (10 marks).

Media: Text, Industry and Audience (MS4: 25% of A Level)
This 2½ hour exam has three questions (30 marks per question). The topics are Film, Advertising and Television, with one question (from a choice of two) on media texts and two questions (from a choice of four) on two different media industries.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade B in Media Studies and GCSE grade B in English. If the subject has not been studied previously, GCSE grade B in English is required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hertfordshire and Essex High School and Science College directly.

Last updated date: 03 February 2015
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