Media Studies AS & A Level at Bishop Douglass School
This course offers both a theoretical and practical approach to media studies and new media. Across the AS and A2 courses, candidates explore textual analysis, media industries, evaluation of production work and critical perspectives. This course is designed to facilitate the development of media literacy skills to enable you to achieve critical independence in your knowledge, experience and enjoyment of the media. It also develops technical and creative production skills to encourage imaginative and aesthetic activity in media contexts.
AS Autumn Term
- G321 Foundation Portfolio in Media - 50% of the final grade and is coursework based.
AS Spring Term
- G322 – Key Media Concepts (TV Drama) - 50% of the final grade – A two hour written paper consisting of two parts.
- G322A – Textual Analysis and Representation.
- G322B – Institutions and Audiences. Pupils study a specific media industry. In past music and film have been offered.
A2 Autumn Term
- G324 Advanced Portfolio in Media - 50% of the final grade and is coursework based.
A2 Spring Term
- G325: Critical Perspectives in Media - 50% of the final grade - A two hour written paper.
Minimum of 5x GCSE A*-C with at least a Grade C in English.
AS Units in Year 12
- Module 1 / G321
Foundation Portfolio in Media
- Module 2 / G322
Key Media Concepts (TV Drama)
Written Paper, 2 hours
A2 Units in Year 13
- Module 3 / G324
Advanced Portfolio in Media
- Module 4 / G325
Critical Perspective in Media
Written Paper 2 hours
Studying Media provides students with real and practical skills in the field of digital media. This course prepares students for higher educational courses in the Arts or Social Sciences as well as vocational, industry based courses.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Douglass School directly.