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A Level |Communications and Culture at St Peter's Catholic School

Course description

Communications and Culture is an exciting new subject which studies the everyday world around you. During the course you will look at the relationships between people and culture, including music, cinema, advertising, shopping and celebrities. By the end of the course you will have improved your ability to communicate and developed your understanding of social and cultural issues. This course complements a variety of other subjects, including Media Studies, ICT and Sociology. The skills you learn may lead you onto a career in marketing, leisure and tourism, public relations, or journalism.

AS Course Outline

Unit 1: Understanding Communication and Culture: analysing and interpreting everyday culture.

Unit 2: The Individual and Contemporary Culture: a presentation and a coursework portfolio of your studies into culture (examples of topics include You Are What You Eat, The Stories Of Our Lives and Everything I Own).

A2 Course Outline

Unit 3: Communicating Culture: developing your understanding of communication and culture

Unit 4: Communication and Culture in Practice: a coursework portfolio that allows you to study a cultural product or practice that you choose and present your findings through the use of multi-media (such as podcasts or websites).

Entry requirements

In order to study Communications and Culture we require you to have 5 GCSE’s at grades A*-C, preferably including a C grade in English. You also need to be interested in cultureand willing to express your ideas through presentations and the use of multi-media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years