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Media Studies at Drayton Manor High School

Course description

The course aims to develop media literacy and students’ capacity to communicate understanding via media technology and in written form. It involves investigating production of a range of media content; television, magazines and the internet. It helps students understand how these are constructed and to investigate in detail the institutions who produced them. The ability to apply a critical and analytical approach will be developed, in order to evaluate the influence that the media has on our society.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade A*-C for entry or contact the school

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 Drayton Manor High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 May 2015
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