Media Studies AS and A level at Chace Community School
This course is modular and the list below outlines the different units. There is a balance between written and practical work at both levels of study. Media students are expected to develop a knowledge and understanding of current debates surrounding the media and be able to analyse and evaluate media products, including e-media, broadcast and print. Students will also develop production skills through different media platforms.
unit 1 Investigating Media; Unseen and cross media analysis
unit 2 Creating Media; Broadcast, e-media or print
unit 3 Critical Perspectives; Representation; The impact of new digital media
unit 4 Research and Production; A critical investigation with a linked; production piece
What sort of work is done?
Exploring films, television programmes, printed and web based texts; group discussions and presentations; researching media texts and topics; analytical essay writing; creating films, printed and web based texts.
Creativity and a genuine interest in the media industry are essential. A GCSE in Media Studies is not necessary, however in order to cope with the analytical written aspect of the course, you should have a grade C or above in English. A Level Media and Film Studies are different courses and you may choose to take both subjects. Students are expected to carry out individual research and reading therefore motivation, commitment and initiative are also compulsory traits.
There is a huge range of Media and Communications courses at universities. Studying Media Studies can lead to careers in journalism, television, radio, advertising or film.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chace Community School directly.