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Media A Level at Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College

Course description

Media Studies is an important and relevant subject which focuses on the impact the mass media has on society. The media affects almost every aspect of our lives and will continue to do so – something that makes this subject so exciting to study. If you have ever questioned something you have seen on the news, have a passion for film or television or if you have been left frustrated by something in the media: this is the subject for you. Students that thrive in Media Studies are creative, independent learners with good writing skills.

Course content

  • MEST 1 – An exploration of the key aspects of Media Studies: Media forms, Institutions, Genre, Representation, Audience, Ideology and Narrative. This culminates in a 2 hour exam at the end of year 12.
  • MEST 2 – Students must work in groups to produce a moving image product that meets a set brief from the exam board. They then work individually to create linked print or e-media content. This is completed with a 1500 word evaluative essay.
  • MEST 3 – An exploration of current media issues and debates and the study of media theory such as Marxism, Post Modernism and Globalisation. This culminates in a 2 hour exam at the end of year 13.
  • MEST 4 – A critical investigation of a topic that is decided by the students themselves. The 2000 word essay is accompanied by a linked practical production.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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