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LEVEL 2 MEDIA at Peter Symonds College

Course description

We are offering a range of level 2 subjects for you to choose from to give you a choice of subjects and experiences and you will be expected to study 2 or 3 of these in addition to resitting Maths and/or English GCSEs.

Business Studies

This GCSE course is designed to deepen students' understanding of the way in which businesses operate in a dynamic, changing and competitive environment.

This understanding is rooted in current business theory and practice and reflects theintegrated nature of organisations and their decision-making processes. Assessment is by exam and a controlled assessment.

Candidates who have followed this specification will have the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills needed to progress either to the more demanding AS Business Studies or Applied Business or to a range of subjects at AS level.

Information and Communication Technology

This Cambridge Technical qualification in ICT will equip learners with sound ICT skills for everyday use and provide opportunities to develop in context those desirable, transferable skills such as planning, research and analysis, working with others or communicating technical concepts effectively. Teaching is in dedicated IT class rooms.

The course is likely to consist of the following units:

• Understanding computer systems

• Using ICT to create business solutions

• Introduction to computer programming

• Understanding technology – an individual research project

Leisure and Tourism

This GCSE course is designed to encourage students to actively engage in the study of leisure and tourism and tounderstand the nature of the leisure and tourism industry. Students will develop an understanding of the contribution that leisure and tourism makes to society. Assessment is by exam and a controlled assessment.

Candidates who have followed this specification will have the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills needed to progress to a range of subjects at AS level.

Media

This Cambridge Technical qualification in Media offers an understanding of media industries by empowering students to work with media products, production processes and technologies. This leads to practical and creative skills that are transferable to the workplace or to production related HE courses. Unit choices provide students with opportunities to work in a range of media including print, web, television and film. The course has been developed in partnership with practising tutors/teachers, as well as industry specialists and leading employers in the media industries.

The course is likely to consist of 4 units:

· Media Products and Audiences

· Film and TV Media Products

· Audio-visual Advertising

· Print Media Production

All learning takes place within a dedicated PC editing/DTP suite where a media instructor/technician is on hand to offer extra support. Creative media teachers and practitioners will deliver this course with an emphasis on facilitating independent learning skills and industry based scenarios.

Maths and English

You will also have the opportunity to study for and resit GCSEs in English and/or Maths (as appropriate) alongside the other L2 qualifications outlined above.

Preparation for Level 3 courses

If you are intending to continue to Level 3 courses at Peter Symonds, you will be expected to attend a course late in the summer term to help prepare you for Advanced Level study.

Entry requirements

At least two D grades at GCSE, normally including Maths and English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Peter Symonds College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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