Media Studies AS level at Edgbarrow School
Students will learn skills of active research, using selection processes and analytical skills. The course requires both independent and group work so communication, time keeping and organisation are essential. The use of varied technology is required for the practical coursework. Students will use a blog system to record their progress and teachers will regularly post feedback on their work.
Students will engage in debates surrounding the media including issues raised by media ownership, within the music industry, press regulation and theoretical concepts like post-modernism.
Unit 2 - Key Media Concepts (Exam), 50% of AS
Students must gain at least a grade B in GCSE English Literature and at least a grade C in English Language.
Media A Level is generally recognised as an entry qualification for university courses (except specialist Science based courses) as well as the obvious vocational careers. Students wanting to pursue a media related degree or vocational training will find this course useful.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Edgbarrow School directly.