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A Level Media Studies at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

Media Studies is a fascinating course which encourages students to question the world around them. It is a multi-million pound industry and plays a pivotal role in all aspects of both work and social life. Media Studies is a creative course which allows students to design and develop their own products.
Students will need to have an interest in developing skills in photography, photo editing, filming, film editing, web-design, journalism, magazine design and advertising construction

AS: Students will explore key concepts in the ways media, such as television, radio, film, the internet and newspapers, represent reality. There are two modules: Investigating Media, dealing with a variety of media and media products (written exam) and Creating Media, in which students produce their own media projects (coursework).

A2: Students must follow the AS course in Year 12 and take two further modules in Year 13: Critical Perspectives, dealing with ethical and social issues relating to the mass media (written exam) and Research and Production, for which students do an investigation and a linked production piece (coursework).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years