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Media Studies A Level at Samuel Ward Academy

Course description

AS MEDIA STUDIES
Unit 1: Textual analysis: How people, places and events are represented through TV drama. How to read a film.

Unit 2: Foundation production: Creating the opening sequence of a Horror Film, maximum length 3 minutes.

Unit 3: Audiences and Institutions. A study of how technology has changed the music industry.

A2 MEDIA STUDIES
Unit 1: Advanced production: Making a music promo and CD or DVD cover and a full page magazine advert.

Context 1: Multicultural Society Students discuss reasons for and government policies on immigration. They defend viewpoints. Students present an oral analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of immigration. Debate on integration using complex sentences and sophisticated opinions and discuss anti-racism initiatives.

Unit 2: Critical perspectives in the media, covering ‘Media and Collective Identity’ in British Magazines and film.

Assessment

AS: FOUNDATION PRODUCTION (60% OF AS COURSE)

AS: TEXTUAL ANALYSIS EXAM AND AUDIENCES AND INSTITUTIONS EXAM (2 HOURS) (40% OF AS COURSE) A TWO HOUR EXAM ON TV DRAMA AND THE GLOBAL MUSIC INDUSTRY.

A2: ADVANCED PRODUCTION (60% OF A2 COURSE)

A2: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES EXAM (40% OF A2 COURSE) A TWO HOUR EXAM WRITING ABOUT COURSEWORK AND A PREPARED FOCUS TOPIC.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Samuel Ward Academy directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2017
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