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Media, Film and TV Studies A Level at Plumstead Manor School

Course description

Students benefit from the range of expertise within the department. This is a popular course at A Level, because it gives students a range of practical skills in photography , filming, editing, storyboarding and planning. They learn to work independently and as part of a group. Students use blogs to update teachers on their progress throughout the course and especially when completing practical productions.
Students also film and edit school productions, such as 'Outburst'.

Our students have clear progression routes after completing their A Levels in English Literature and Media Studies, many have gone on to study at top universities.

Course content

This four- unit specification in Media Studies integrates theoretical and practical approaches by requiring   candidates to write about their  coursework experiences in the synoptic examinations. It also insists upon the importance of a full understanding of the new media which dominate the contemporary landscape by ensuring that candidates use such media in their coursework and write about them in their examinations.

Future opportunities

We are always keen for our former students and staff, to come into school to inspire our current students. We  aim to establish and nurture relationships between the school, individuals and organisations which make up the our Plumstead Manor School community to share wealth of knowledge, resources and networking opportunities.

Shelby Allen-Ankers was a Plumstead Manor School student from Year 7 to 13. Shelby gained a Distinction* for BTEC Dance, and took A Level Dance in Plumstead Manor 6th Form. With a C grade, and also qualifications in BTEC Events Management, the Extended Project and A Level Geography, Shelby has just started a B.A. (Hons) in Dance at the University of Bedford.

Grace Windsor was a Plumstead Manor School student from Year 7 to 13. Grace gained a Distinction* for BTEC Dance, and took A Level Dance in Plumstead Manor 6th Form. With a B grade, and also A Levels in English Literature and History, plus AS Drama, Grace has just started a B.A. (Hons) in Dance at the University of Kingston-upon-Thames.

Ann Kaewangchai was a Plumstead Manor School student from Year 7 to 13. After gaining a Distinction* for BTEC Dance, Ann took A Level Dance in Plumstead Manor 6th Form. Gaining a C grade, and with a Distinction for Level 3 BTEC Music, and A Level Photography, Ann is in her second year at Middlesex University, studying for a B.A. (Hons) in Dance Performance.

Rae Dawson was a Plumstead Manor School student from Year 7 to 13. After gaining a Distinction* for BTEC Dance, Rae took A Level Dance in Plumstead Manor 6th Form. Gaining a C grade, and with A Levels in Drama and English Literature, she is currently studying for a B.A. (Hons) in Dance in the Community at Manchester Metropolitan University. Rae recently returned to assist in the dance session at Plumstead Manor’s Year 6 into 7 Summer School.

Further information

Sixth Form Dress Code

All students are expected to wear business dress that would be appropriate in an office or business environment. This is a privilege extended to Sixth Formers and is a recognition as a transition to adulthood and as your status as Senior Members of the school.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Plumstead Manor School directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2015
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