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Media Studies A Level at Bitterne Park School

Course description

This is both a creative and critical based course, enabling candidates to gain higher level research and production skills as well as develop their knowledge of contemporary media issues.

G321: Foundation Portfolio in Media - This is a coursework unit where students produce a media artefact from a series of briefs. This process involves progression from a pre-production, preliminary exercise to a completed piece.

G322: Key Media Concepts (TV Drama) - This paper covers the two areas of Textual Analysis and Representation alongside institutions and audiences.

G324: Advanced Portfolio in Media - This is a coursework unit where students engage with contemporary media technologies to produce a media portfolio through a combination of two or more media sources and then present their research, planning and evaluation in digital format.

G325: Critical Perspectives in Media - This paper covers the two areas of Theoretical Evaluation of Production alongside a study of Contemporary Media Issue

Why this course

The course will provide students with a range of transferrable skills for the future, including sophisticated design skills, experience using professional resources, and opportunities to work in groups and take part in exciting trips.

Entry requirements

GCSE English at Grade C or above. This is necessary to cope with the analytical and written skills required for the course. You don’t need to have Media Studies or Film Studies GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bitterne Park School directly.

Last updated date: 20 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years