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Media Studies AS/A2 Level at The Bulmershe School

Course description

The Media Studies course integrates theoretical and practical approaches to learning about the media today. It places great importance on a full understanding of the new media which dominate our world by ensuring that students use such media in their coursework and write about them in the examinations. Through the coursework, students will have plenty of opportunities to show their creativity.

Course content

AS Level Unit 1 – Investigating Media: • 50% of AS, 25% of A Level - 2 hour written examination • Section A – four compulsory short answer questions • Section B – choice of one from two essays Unit 2 – Creating Media: • 50% of AS, 25% of A Level • Practical unit, internally assessed and externally moderated • Two linked production pieces taken from two of the three media platforms studied in Unit 1 • plus 1500 word evaluation A2 Level Unit 3 - Media: Critical Perspectives: • 25% of A Level • 2 hour written examination • two sections:: A – three compulsory questions on unseen stimulus pieces andB – one essay from a choice of two topics Unit 4 - Media: Research and Production: • 25% of A Level • practical unit, internally assessed and externally moderated • two sections: critical investigation and linked production piece.

Entry requirements

Enthusiasm and a serious interest in both the practical and theoretical side of the course. Students do not need to have studied Media Studies previously but must have a minimum of a C grade in English and Maths. If they have previously studied the subject , they should have a C grade or above.

Assessment

AS Level

Unit 1 – Investigating Media

•50% of AS, 25% of A Level 2 hour written examination

Unit 2 – Creating Media

•50% of AS, 25% of A Level

•Practical unit, internally assessed and externally moderated

A2 Level

Unit 3 - Media: Critical Perspectives

•25% of A Level

•2 hour written examination

Unit 4 - Media: Research and Production

•25% of A Level

•Practical unit, internally assessed and externally moderated

Future opportunities

Higher Education for degree courses in Media Studies and other related subjects , including marketing and business opportunities in advertising, print media, journalism, television, film and radio.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bulmershe School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

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