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Media Production & Communication at Chestnut Grove Academy

Course description

In this course students are required to study six units, and the majority of work is assessed through coursework. This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to develop:

• an understanding of professional practice and skills and knowledge required in the media

• an appreciation of the way the media industry is structured and how it works a show reel or portfolio of work.

The course is designed to provide students with ways of working that emphasise independence and self-directed learning. Students will develop the practical media skills, techniques and processes relevant to a work-related, client-orientated context.

They will gain an understanding of media products, services and audiences and an insight into the working practices of professionals working in the media industries

WHICH SKILLS WILL YOU ACQUIRE?

·       Research skills

·       Practical skills

·       Team work

·       Leadership

·       Resilience and independence

·       Project management

Course content

LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 1 - Institutions and Audiences

GRADE WEIGHTING: 25%

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LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 2 - Skills Development

GRADE WEIGHTING: 25%

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LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 3 - Working to a producation brief

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LEVEL: A2 (A Level)

UNIT: 4 - Research and development

GRADE WEIGHTING: 25%

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LEVEL: A2 (A Level)

UNIT: 5 - Professional production practice

GRADE WEIGHTING: 25%

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LEVEL: A2 (A Level)

UNIT: 6 - Evaluation of practice

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE passes, preferably including English and Maths. 

Assessment

You will create a media product for assessment in both the AS and A2. Units 1 and 2 are assessed by coursework. The AS Unit 3 is assessed by a practical project set by Edexcel in which you may be making an advert, short film or documentary. A2 Units 4 and 5 are assessed by a coursework project. You will be assessed in A2 Unit 6 by your report on the project you have undertaken for A2 Units 4 and 5.

Future opportunities

The GCE in Media: Communication and Production qualifies for UCAS points so if you complete it successfully you could move on to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma in a related subject. You will also develop a wide range of practical skills such as filming, lighting, editing, blogging and research and analysis skills. These are valuable skills for a wide range of industries and you may choose to pursue a job in a media field.

WHICH CAREER PATHWAYS EXIST AFTER STUDYING THIS SUBJECT?

·         Cameraperson

·         Editor

·         Producer

·         Marketing

·         Web design

·         Creative industries

Further information

WHICH SUBJECTS COMPLEMENT THIS COURSE?

·         Drama

·         Music Technology

·         DT

·         Art & Photography

 

Contact Ms Molyneux – akhan41.212@lgflmail.org

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chestnut Grove Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years course, with 5 lessons per week.

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