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Media Studies A Level at Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School

Course description

The WJEC Media Studies specification is designed to allow media students to draw on their existing experience of the media and to develop their abilities to respond critically to the media. It enables students to explore a wide variety of media, including digital media technologies, drawing on the fundamental concepts informing the study of the media: texts, industry and audiences.

The specification also encourages creative work to enable students to gain a greater appreciation of the media through their own production work and to develop their own production skills. At Advanced Level in particular, students are given the opportunity to research a topic, which will then form the basis for their production, thus encouraging them to create productions informed by an awareness of contemporary media issues.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE – A* - C. An aptitude in English would be helpful, with good skills of analysis and critical reflection that can be expressed in essay format. A*- C in GCSE Media is required if it has been studied.

Assessment

You will be assessed on practical and creative controlled assessment and a summer examination.

MS1 (AS) Media Representations and Responses - Examination - 50% of AS / 25% of the Advanced level course.

MS2 (AS) Media Production Processes - Controlled Assessment - 50% of AS / 25% of the Advanced level course.

MS3 (A2) Media Investigation and Production - Controlled Assessment - 25% of the Advanced level course.

MS4 (A2) Media: Text, Industry and Audience – Examination - 25% of the Advanced level course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lymm High Voluntary Controlled School directly.

Last updated date: 01 July 2015

Key information

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

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