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A Level Media Studies at JCoSS

Course description

In contemporary society we are surrounded by the media. This course introduces students to the broad range of media which dominate the contemporary landscape by looking at the key concepts of language, representation, audiences and institutions. The course also places contemporary media in its historical context. Through coursework components students apply their understanding of the media creatively, using a range of media facilities and technologies. Media Studies has a practical component and complements other arts subjects well.

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto the course students need at least a B grade in English Language GCSE. The course requires students to work collaboratively and to be interested in using various technologies. You will be expected to approach tasks analytically and to be able to express your ideas clearly in writing. You also need to be able to work independently, especially on the practical tasks.


Unit 1 will be a coursework unit worth 50% of the AS mark and Unit 2 will be an exam unit worth 50% of the AS mark. Unit 3 will be a coursework unit worth 50% of the A2 mark and Unit 4 will be an exam unit worth 50% of the A2 mark.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact JCoSS directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015
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