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Media Studies (GCSE) at Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College

Course description

What will I study? The mass media (television, film, radio, popular music, magazines and comics) play an important role in contemporary society, providing us with information and entertainment. This course is designed to enable students to develop an understanding of the role of mass media in society through practical and theoretical work. Work includes planning and creation of media products (for example, pop music videos, newspapers, magazines, radio broadcasts, news broadcasts and film trailers) and critical analysis of media texts. There is a strong link between theoretical understanding and the development of practical skills.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of KS3.

Financial information

No cost.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Media Studies or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to the media such as a Journalist, Newspaper Editor or TV Producer. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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