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Media Studies AS/A2 at Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School

Course description

The media surrounds and integrates into our everyday lives. This course helps to make sense of the techniques used and allows you to gain experience at making your own products.

We study how the media industry works, how products are created and the effect they have on audiences. We learn how to analyse clips of film, make sense of the digital world we live in and experience using print and film making skills. This course is really useful if you are interested in working in a creative industry.

Course content

AS course content

Coursework: Foundation Portfolio in Media

Students are required to research, plan, create and evaluate a media product in response to a brief set by the exam board. Currently this is to produce a music magazine. The evaluation is based on seven questions set by the exam board. All work undertaken for this unit is presented electronically on a Caludon blog. The work is assessed internally and then externally moderated.

A level course content

Coursework: Advanced Portfolio in Media

In this unit students are required to research, plan, make and evaluate a short film from a brief set by the exam board. They also have to produce two subsidiary products linked to their film, this could include a magazine review and a poster campaign. The evaluation is their response to questions set by the exam board and then presented in an electronic format. The unit is internally assessed and then externally moderated.

Entry requirements

B in English plus B in an Expressive Arts subject preferred

Assessment

Year 12 OCR Media Studies AS Level

Foundation Portfolio - Practical – 50% of the AS marks 25% of the A level

Exam 2 hrs – 50% of the AS marks 25% of the A level.  

Year 13 OCR Media Studies A level

Advanced Portfolio – Practical – 25% of the A level

Exam 2 hrs – 25% of the A level

Financial information

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Future opportunities

There are a wide variety of university and college courses available to students of this subject, leading to jobs in the following industries:

Web design

Game design

Television

Radio

Newspapers

Magazines

Advertising and Marketing

Further information

The course is a traditional A level with coursework followed by exams at the end of the year.

Over the 2 years students will produce 2 practical projects and sit 2 exams. The exams are entirely essay based.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School directly.

Last updated date: 10 February 2016
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