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Media Studies - AS/A2 Level at The Parker E-act Academy

Course description

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To apply for this course online you need to go to the Daventry Learning Partnership page.

If you would like to work in the media and are interested in current affairs and the world around you, this course is for you. Combining practical and theoretical study, it enables you to explore different forms of the media, and understand how they operate. In each year of the course, you'll have the option to produce a print, video or radio product, and you'll also learn about the history of the various media, the commercial and industrial structure of production and circulation, and the limitations placed on them by governments and society. You should have an enquiring mind, regularly read and watch news programmes, and be able to work independently and in groups

Course content

* First year modules include Foundation Portfolio, which will see you creating a new music magazine using a Mac computer; and either TV Drama or Radio Drama, plus Institutions and Audiences

* Second year modules include; an Advanced Portfolio practical project; and Critical Perspectives in the Media.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at Grades A*- C (or equivalent) including GCSE English.


Each year is assessed by a combination of coursework and written exams.

Future opportunities

Employment, Higher Education or further study for a Professional Qualification.

Further information

Course Codes

AS Level (first year) LFTALEVEL FDAS

A Level (second year only - use this code if you have already completed your AS Level and would like direct entry into the second year) LFTALEVEL FDA2

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Parker E-act Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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