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Media/Film/TV Studies at The Telford Langley School

Course description

This course covers the following key concepts: Media Language; Audiences; Institutions; Representation. You will gain knowledge of the industries involved in media production and be able to plan your own media products. You will also explore: Television; Film; Radio; Popular Music; Newspapers; Magazines and Comics.

Course content

Pupils will respond critically and imaginatively to a range of mass media texts such as film, television, radio, popular music, music magazines and children's comics. They will gain knowledge of the industries involved in media production. They will also be given opportunities to plan and create their own media, designing professional storyboards, filming and editing their own products. We look at issues such as representation of people in films of different genres, narrative features, iconography in the music press, and the Hollywood Industry. In the past pupils, pupils have made movie trailers, pop videos, short horror films and advertisements. We have visited the BBC studio in Birmingham and local media industries such as the Shropshire Star and the Odeon Cinema as part of the GCSE course. Pupils are encouraged to engage with web-based technologies and ICT software for editing and photographic manipulation. In particular they are encouraged to edit using Apple software, and to make use of facilities such as green screening and chroma keying.

We hope that most pupils will benefit from the double award option but will consider single entry if the work load becomes daunting.

Entry requirements

No Formal Entry Requirements

Assessment

Assessment:

For SINGLE GCSE:

Unit 1: Investigating the Media

Written Examination (1 hour 30 minutes) 40% (Currently Hollywood Action Movies)

Unit 2: Understanding the Media

Three coursework assignments 60%

For DOUBLE GSCE

Units 1 and 2 above. PLUS:

Unit 3: Exploring Media Industries

Written Examination (1 hour 30 minutes)

Unit 4: Responding to a Media Brief

Controlled Assessment on a project chosen by the examination board (changed annually).

Note: For the double GCSE the percentage weighting is different

Unit 1: 20%. Unit 2: 30%. Unit 3: 20%. Unit 4: 30%

Future opportunities

Progression to Level 3, AS/A2 Level, AVCE, BTEC Award, Advanced Diploma Level 3, Progression Diploma Level 3, NVQ 3, Advanced Apprenticeship in related subjects, Access to HE

Further information

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ASK:Ms Swindon

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Telford Langley School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 Years

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