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Media Studies A Level at Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy

Course description

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Course content

AS G321: Foundation Portfolio in Media

This is a coursework unit where candidates produce a media artefact from a series of briefs. This process involves progression from a pre-production, preliminary exercise to a more fully realised piece. The briefs offered are: print, video, audio and website.


AS G322: Key Media Concepts (TV Drama)

This paper covers the two areas of Textual Analysis and Representation alongside Institutions and Audiences. In Section A, candidates answer questions on an unseen moving image extract that is then linked to some aspect of the representation within the sequence. In Section B, candidates study a specific media industry.


A2 G324: Advanced Media Portfolio

This is a coursework unit where candidates engage with contemporary media technologies to produce a media portfolio through a combination of two or more media and then present their research, planning and evaluation in digital format.


A2 G325: Critical Perspectives in Media

This paper covers the two areas of Theoretical Evaluation of Production alongside a study of Contemporary Media Issues. In Section A, candidates describe and evaluate their skills development in their production work. In Section B, candidates choose one topic and then demonstrate their understanding of a contemporary issue.

Entry requirements

B in Media Studies GCSE is preferable but not essential


AS G321: Coursework unit (internally assessed and externally moderated).

AS G322: Examined unit (externally examined).

A2 G324: Coursework unit (internally assessed and externally moderated).

A2 G325: Examinated unit (externally examined).

Future opportunities

Media related course at BA Level

FE related Media course

Industry related job

Higher Apprenticeship

Further information

Useful course combinations

English Literature, Drama & Theatre Studies

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Crayford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years