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Media Studies A Level at Brimsham Green School

Course description

Media Studies is an exciting course, covering a wide variety of media theory and practice.

Students will study the contemporary media landscape exploring topical issues and debates.

In light of individual research they will be given the opportunity to develop a range of practical skills and produce convincing media products. Students must be prepared to think critically and should have a prior interest in media production and theory.

Course content

Students take four equally weighted units over two years.

Unit 1: Investigating the media - is assessed through an end of unit examination in which students analyse existing media products and show their understanding of cross-media issues.

Unit 2: Creating media – is a response to a media brief.

Unit 3: Critical Perspectives – requires students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of current media issues by responding to media texts and topics in an examination.

Unit 4: Research and Production – allows students to explore a particular area of the media that interests them.

Future opportunities

We live in a media saturated world. Any university course or career requires students to think critically and analyse effectively.

Media studies prepares students well for both. Additionally, Media sits well within the creative disciplines and provides practical skills essential in the modern workplace.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brimsham Green School directly.

Last updated date: 20 September 2016

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    • Welcome to Cotswold Edge, a collaboration of the three sixth forms of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate International Academy. This new post 16 collaboration will broaden the curriculum offer and excellence in teaching and learning for the young people of the area.

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      Through this partnership we are able to offer a wide range of academic and vocational qualifications, enabling students to select the courses which meet their needs and interests.

      We aim to provide a safe, secure and most importantly, stimulating environment in which to study.  We offer enthusiastic, dedicated teaching through staff who are equipped to provide you, the student, with excellent tuition in your chosen subject.

      Our sixth form collaboration ensures a personalised programme of support so that all young people can achieve their very best, in an environment where aspirations are high, levels of care, support and guidance are second to none and where excellence thrives.