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Media Studies A Level at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

Course description

For such a new course its popularity is overwhelming. In recent years the mass media have become an important focus of exploration in an increasingly media saturated world. This course offers candidates a framework through which they can study the distinctive contributions which the mass media make to their understanding and enjoyment of the world in which they live. Through a variety of approaches to the changing media environment students will develop a critical and analytical approach to the range of media texts as well as the media institutions which create and circulate them. Candidates will undertake a detailed study of three of the following industries: Television, Radio, Film and Cinema, The Music Industry, Newspapers and Magazines and Advertising

Course content

Module 1: 2 ½ hour Written Paper: Media Representation and Responses: 25% (50%)
Three compulsory questions, including one question on unseen audio-visual or print-based material

Module 2: Coursework: 25% (50%)
Three components: one pre-production, one production which develops from the pre-production and one report on the production process.

Advanced (A2)

Module 3: Coursework: Media Investigation & Production: 25%
Three components: one written investigation, a media production and an evaluation.

Module 4: 2 ½ hour Written Paper: Text, Industry and Audience: 25%
Three compulsory questions on Film and Cinema, The Music Industry and Advertising.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2015

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