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Media Studies AS/A2 Level at Nicholas Hamond Academy

Course description

 

This course is designed to give students practical media production skills alongside developing analytical skills, primarily independent research skills and reading a media text. The second year of the course aims to further develop production skills across a broader platform as well as getting students to focus on evaluating and analysing their own work in greater detail .

Course content

 

Core Units

Year AS

  • Foundation Portfolio in Media
  • Key Media Concepts TV Drama

Year A2

  • Advanced Portfolio in Media
  • Critical Perspectives in Media

Assessment

 

Unit 1 Foundation Portfolio in Media

Research and Planning 20 marks (20%)

Construction 60 marks (60%)

Evaluation 20 marks (20%)

 

Unit 2 Key Media Concepts (TV Drama)

Section A TV Drama and Representation 50 marks (50%)

Section B Audience and Institutions (Film Industry) 50 marks (50%)

 

Unit 3 Advanced Portfolio in Media

Research and Planning 20 marks (20%)

Construction 60 marks (60%)

Evaluation 20 marks (20%)

 

Unit 4 Critical Perspectives in Media

Section A Theoretical Evaluation of Production 50 marks (50%)

Section B Contemporary Media Issues 50 marks (50%)

Future opportunities

 

  • Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
  • Public relations officer
  • Media planner
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Television/film/video producer
  • Advertising account executive
  • Advertising copywriter
  • Broadcast presenter
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Information officer
  • Magazine journalist
  • Market researcher
  • Newspaper journalist
  • Writer

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nicholas Hamond Academy directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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