Media Studies AS A2 at Elizabeth Woodville School
This course aims to explore our relationship with the media and to discover how such things as the Internet, film, television and new technologies influence us.
Students will follow a series of practical workshops leading to the filming and editing of the opening sequence of a thriller. They will also learn how to analyse films in detail, consider how television programmes such as sitcoms are constructed, and learn how new media technologies are developing. At A2 Level, students can continue the practical side of the subject by making a music video. They also continue their investigations into the media with their own area of critical research. Other areas explored include Children and Television, British Films since 1990 and Magazines and Gender issues.
It is advisable that students wishing to enter an Advanced Level course should be aiming to achieve at least a B grade in that subject at GCSE level. For non GCSE subjects such as Psychology and Sociology a grade C in English is a requirement. It is advised that students sitting the Advanced courses in Maths and Science should have sat the Higher GCSE papers, achieving an A/B grade.
This course combines academic study and research skills with creative practical work. Assessment is by coursework and examination. Classes are designed to promote active learning and discussion skills.
Career PathsMedia Studies would complement many subject areas. There are numerous courses on offer in Higher Education and the analytical and problem-solving skills involved would be helpful to a variety of careers.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.