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Media Studies at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Who would suit or enjoy the course? Students who want to enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives. Those who are keen to develop a critical understanding of the media. Students who are keen to explore media production processes and to produce their own media texts. What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment?

AS Level Unit 1 Media Representations and Responses – candidates will be required to study how media texts are constructed and how audiences and users respond to and interpret them. (assessment: exam-two and a half hours) Areas to be studied: texts, representations and audience responses. Examples of media texts: advertisements, DVD covers, film extracts, TV sequences etc

Unit 2 Media Production Processes – candidates will be required to produce three pieces of linked work. (Coursework) Examples of the type of work that could be done: draft designs for two magazine front covers and a double page spread for one of those magazines plus a 1200-1600 word evaluative report ; a storyboard of the trailer for a new BBC TV crime drama and the trailers for that drama plus a 1200-1600 word evaluative report.

What skills are needed/involved:

Analysis of a range of media texts and topics. Research and production skills. Where can this subject lead me to in the future? Opportunities to work within the world of Media – Advertising, for example. Business, ICT, Multi-Media degrees and many more!

Entry requirements

5A*-C GCSEs with minimum B in subject of choice

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years