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Media Studies A Level at Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College

Course description

This course aims to enhance your understanding and appreciation of the wealth of media you experience in your day to day lives. It develops your critical and analytical skills in conjunction with your creativity. You will have the opportunity to explore production processes, technologies and become independent in your research skills and their application to your own work.

This course does not require prior study of the subject at KS4. It provides you with a foundation for higher education Media Studies, Journalism and Creative Writing. In addition, it develops the analytical skills prized by employers and other branches of further study alike.

The English department is keen that you actively engage critically with the wealth of media that surrounds you. The analytical and creative skills are fully transferable across other areas of your studies

This is a course that will complement studies of the Arts, sciences or humanities. The analytical and creative skills are transferable.

You will engage with media concepts, their contexts and critical debates and apply this knowledge to analyse media products and processes. You will reflect critically on your own creative work and consider how meanings and responses are created. You will demonstrate the ability to undertake your own research and apply it to your own creative media productions.sment

AS. 2 ½ hour examination (50% AS, 25% A level), Coursework Production Processes (50% AS, 25% A level)

A2. 2 ½ hour examination (25% A level), Coursework Investigation and Production (25% A level).

Entry requirements

There is a minimum requirement of a grade C at GCSE English/Language or Literature.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2014

Key information

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

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