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Media Studies A2 Level (WJEC) at Ryburn Valley High School

Course description

The course explores the complex relationship between the Media, ideology, knowledge and power. It provides an insight into the media industry, media theory and methods in media research. It explains how 'the audience' is constructed and how it in turn interprets the content and meaning of media representation. Students also learn how to analyse film, deconstruct advertising and appreciate how TV and the press shape public opinion. Today the media is omnipresent, it shapes our history, our everyday lives and our future. This course allows the development of a vital critical understanding of the increasing power, influence and proliferation of the media.To achieve the 'A' level qualification, students will have to complete a further three modules which will, again, be assessed by a combination of examination and coursework. The coursework consists of a detailed genre study. The two examinations focus upon the television and film industry and the documentary genre.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as English, to prepare for higher education in Media-related courses, related courses in the Arts or 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 OfficerThe course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the media and Communication sectors.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ryburn Valley High School directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2014
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