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Communication Studies AS Level at Aylesbury College

Course description

This course provides an integrated and complementary introduction to the study of communication and culture.

Course content

You will study an introduction to Communication and Culture. It deals with the personal level of communication and your own experience of cultural products and cultural practices. The interaction between the individual and the broader cultural environment is a key area of investigation. The content of the two units is underpinned by a set of key concepts. These are Communication, Culture, Context, Representation, Value, Identity, Power and Code.


Example modules Understanding Communication and Culture The Individual and Contemporary Culture: Portfolio


Entry requirements

5 A*-C grade GCSEs, including Maths and English, with a B grade in the subjects related to this A Level.


You will carry out coursework throughout the programme and undertake a portfolio and final examination. These are weighted equally.

Future opportunities

This course carries UCAS points which can be used for progression to university.

There are a number of careers you will be able to consider.  These include the Media, Primary and Secondary Teaching, Journalism and a range of professions where a high level of cultural understanding and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Further information

There will be 2 classes every week, each lasting 2 hours, plus additional study as directed by the course leader (up to four hours each week).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aylesbury College directly.

Last updated date: 21 January 2016

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