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Communication Studies A2 Level at Aylesbury College

Course description

Students start with an investigation of their own cultural environment and move on to consider different forms of communication.

Course content

You will  deal with the broader issues of cultural reproduction and transmission and with a plethora of critical opinions and perspectives.  In terms of key concepts, the central focus switches from identity to power, though the former is still a significant feature of the conceptual work. In addition to the key concepts of the AS Level course, A2 adds Ideology, Mode of Address, Discourse, Narrative and Technology.


Example modules Communicating Culture Communication and Culture in Practice: Portfolio


Entry requirements

Minimum grade D or above in AS-Level Communications & Culture.


You will carry out coursework and complete a portfolio, as well as undertake a final examination.

Future opportunities

This course carries UCAS points, which allow for progression to university.

There are a number of careers you could consider.  These include Media, Primary and Secondary Teaching, Journalism and a range of professions where a high level of cultural understanding and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Further information

There will be 2 classes every week, each lasting 2 hours, plus additional study as directed by the course leader (up to four hours each week).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aylesbury College directly.

Last updated date: 21 January 2016

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