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Media Studies AS & A Level at Bishop Douglass School

Course description

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.

Course content

Core Module: 

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.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5x GCSE A*-C with at least a Grade C in English.

Assessment

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

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016
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