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Media Studies A Level at Haverstock School

Course description

Content AS

Exam unit – TV drama /audience and institutions. You will learn the language of moving image analysis and are required to analyse an extract from a TV drama. You will also prepare to answer a question on the film industry or the music industry.

Coursework – Students are involved in the preproduction, production and post production of a film opening.

Content A2

Coursework – You will produce a marketing campaign for a devised film to include a teaser trailer, a film poster and the front cover of a film magazine. All content including soundtrack, photos, branding must be original.

Exam – You will answer questions on your own productions at A/S and A2 and choose one question on topics such as post modernism, media in the online age, global media, media and identity (examples).


Entry requirements

6+ GCSEs A*–C including English and maths.

Future opportunities

For your undergraduate degree you may decide to study theoretical media in combination with another subject e.g. media and anthropology; there are also a range of more practically focused degree courses in digital arts, games design, journalism that may appeal to you. A good grade in media will help you get on to a range of arts/humanities based undergraduate degree courses. Media is a practically demanding subject and you will develop your creativity, independence and ability to work as a team, these are skills which are highly desirable to employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haverstock School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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