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Communication and Culture A level at Abbeyfield School

Course description

Why should you take this course?
- You learn to relate your life experiences to contemporary academic debates.
- You investigate your own cultural experience and environment before moving on to explore others.
- You develop an understanding and tolerance of other people and cultures from this course
- There is a wide range of interesting subjects – from high culture and popular culture through social theory to post-modernism and everyday ritual and practices.

Course content

- Knowledge and understanding of social and cultural issues and concepts, starting in your own 'back yard' and radiating out to the wider world
- Appreciation of the 'everyday', and the ability to interpret the messages that bombard the individual in every environment
- Ability to read cultural products and practices in order to analyse them thoughtfully
- Ability to create a portfolio of insightful materials in a creative way, applying the conventions used in written and multi-media formats

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*- C including C in English


50% coursework
50% exams, at the end of each year

Future opportunities

How will this help me in the future?
- Excellent preparation for any Arts or Humanities degree.
- Career opportunities for students who study A-level Communication and Culture include: government and politics, public relations, advertising, marketing, business, journalism, broadcasting, social services, law, international relations, healthcare communication, and the performing arts

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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