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Media Studies A Level at Newcastle Sixth Form College

Course description

You will explore media forms, developing the skills to analyse genre, narrative and representation. As well as exploring the construction of narrative and meaning in the media you will be expected to engage critically with the messages and values that underpin media texts.

In the second year of study you will develop your knowledge and understanding of three media industries through key focus texts. You will learn more about media institution, how media texts are distributed and the impact of new technologies on media industries.

You must be willing to consume a wide variety of media and not just to limit yourself to what you enjoy. You will actively participate in class discussions and learn how to critique the media around you.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A*-C which should include English and Maths.

If you have not achieved a GCSE Grade C or above in English and/or Maths, you will be required to re-sit these exams during your AS year.

Assessment

Learning and assessment

Learning will take place through class and small group discussions, research tasks and independent reading. Homework will be regularly set and you are encouraged to engage with independent reading and research. Learning and progress will be assessed and supported throughout the course through discussions and questions, presentations, group tasks and independent written work.

A Level Media Studies has 4 modules across the 2 years, with a balance of coursework and exam assessments.

Future opportunities

Degree subjects could range from marketing and advertising, to film theory or media production. Employment sectors could include journalism, radio broadcasting or the TV and film industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newcastle Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016
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