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Media Studies (AS Level) at Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College

Course description

Media Studies uses a combination of academic theory, discussion and personal study of moving image, audio and printed texts to provide students with the critical tools that will allow them to carry out independent readings of the mass media. During the AS course we focus on contemporary texts. Those studied during this year’s course include the television series Life on Mars, Skins and the films The Departed and Not Another Teen Movie. The knowledge gained from the Media theory elements of the course will then be used to research and create their own practical production. This practical element is now present in both AS and A2.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grade A-C, including English and Maths.

Financial information

No cost to full-time students.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as English or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Media Studies, which could lead onto higher education to study Media, related courses within the Arts an Humanities, or more general higher education courses. With Further training, you could go into a job related to media such as a Journalist, News Reporter, TV Producer, Public Relations Officer You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the media and Communication sectors.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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