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Media Studies A Level at St Edward's Church of England School & Sixth Form College

Course description

Media Studies is a vibrant, exciting and diverse course that will develop students’ knowledge and understanding of a variety of Media issues, skills and techniques across a range of Media; Film, television, radio, music, newspapers, magazines, internet, video games and advertising.

You will:
- develop your critical awareness and enjoyment in media texts and become active readers
- examine the development of media institutions, their practices and output
- analyse the ways in which different media represent the world
- examine critically the ways in which media texts have been produced, circulated, consumed and interpreted by audiences and with application to your own production work.
- critically appraise the historical development and current organisation of selected media institutions
- develop investigative and research skills and apply them to the analysis of media
- use this knowledge and understanding of different media texts to explore comparisons and connections between them

Entry requirements

It is expected that students will have achieved at least a C grade in GCSE Media Studies, but individual consideration will be given to students with appropriate grades in any two of the following subjects: English, Art, ICT, Graphics and Business Studies if it has not been studied.

Assessment

All units have equal weighting

A-Level Unit 1 - Media Representations and Responses (Exam)
Unit 2 - Media Production Processes (Coursework)
Unit 3 - Media Investigation & Production (Coursework)
Unit 4 - Media – Text, Industry and Audience (Exam)

Future opportunities

Media; Film, television, radio, music, newspapers, magazines, video games, advertising and journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edward's Church of England School & Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2017
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