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A Level Media Studies at Townsend CofE School

Course description

Learning to research and analyse media texts; and to create media texts with a target audience. Year 12
A critical research assignment, media debates issues and creating media products. Year 13

Students are introduced to key concepts through the study of media texts and are introduced to the language of the subject in both practical and analytical assignments. Students use ICT to create products and to present their work. Students are encouraged to form and express opinions and discussion is a feature of their learning. Students are assessed as follows:

  • A practical production with supporting log, an hour and a quarter examination on how to read the media and an hour and a half examination on textual topics in the media: Year 12
  • An independent study of a media product, an hour and a half written paper on texts in their context and an hour and a half critical analysis examination focusing on a comparison of media products. Year 13
  • Entry requirements

    Six or more GCSE grades at A*-C including English Language.
    Average GCSE point score 4.5 or above.
    An interest in the media and the technologies that create the products.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Townsend CofE School directly.

    Last updated date: 14 August 2014
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    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years