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Media Studies A Level at Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Course description

Media Studies (AQA)

Media Studies is an exciting, relevant and engaging subject which is constantly evolving.  Students will develop a range of skills from close analysis linked to the theoretical framework to practical production skills.  Areas covered include media language (which includes cinematography, narrative, genre and form), representational issues, media industries and audiences as well as media issues, debates, contexts and media theories.

A mixture of class teaching, groups work, independent research and production of media products.  Students will work independently on their NEA (non-examined assessment) but guidance will be given.  The course demands active participation in class and independent research.

 

 

 

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in English Language or English Literature

Assessment

The specification is designed to be a two year course with two examinations at the end of  the course (70% weighting) and a non-examined component (creation of media products) which is worth 30% of the overall A level. 

Assessments will use a mixture of question styles including multiple choice questions, short and medium answer and extended answer questions, to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of media studies.

Future opportunities

Media related courses such as Journalism, Editing, Communication, Design, Film,  Television, New Media, Fashion Industry, Business, Advertising and Marketing and Radio.

Further information

A very wide range. Media graduates are highly valued for their synoptic, practical and analytical skills. Media touches most areas of industry and is seen as a desirable qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dartford Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2017
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