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Media Studies A Level at Wallingford School

Course description

The Mass Media are the most important means by which information, ideas, aesthetic experiences and entertainment are transmitted to citizens and consumers. They are a force for social and cultural cohesion and are central to the discussion of politics, aesthetics, social identity and cultural rights. Through studying the media you will gain a greater insight into how such information is conveyed to the general public through the use of new and traditional forms of technology.

Course content

You will study a Theoretical Framework encompassing a wide range of concepts, theories and studies, within the following areas:

• Media Representations
• Media Audiences
• Media Language
• Media Industries

Entry requirements

Students should have a GCSE grade B or 6 in the subject they are looking to study at Sixth Form. The exceptions are A levels that have not been taken at GCSE level (e.g. Psychology; Media Studies; Sociology). For these courses we will use the most appropriate GCSE qualification to make a decision. For example, GCSE Maths grade 6 to study Psychology and English Language grade 6 to study Media Studies and Sociology.

Assessment

70% of the course will consist of two external examinations at the end of the two-year course, and 30% will be in the form of internally assessed coursework during the second year.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wallingford School directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2017

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