Media Studies A Level at Ponteland Community High School
WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?
Those with a genuine interest in the world of the media, the texts it produces and the institutions which produce them
Those who enjoy the deconstruction and close examination of TV, films, radio, newspapers and magazines
Those who enjoy the practical production of their own media texts and the evaluation of what they have produced
Unit 1 – Investigating media
Unit 2 – Creating media
Unit 3 – Media: Critical perspectives
Unit 4 – Media; Research and production
CC at GCSE and /or C in English (for those who didn’t take Media at GCSE)
AS Level :
Unit 1 – Written exam – 2 hrs
Unit 2 – Two linked production pieces (Taken from two of the three media platforms studied in Unit 1). Evaluation (written) on both production pieces (1500 words).
A2 Level :
Unit 3 – Written exam – 2 hrs
Unit 4 – Critical Investigation into a media text or theme with a linked production piece.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ponteland Community High School directly.