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Media Studies AS/A2 Level at Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College

Course description

The course will introduce students to the media theories and practices through the study of film, television and print. Students will have the opportunity to develop their practical skills using media equipment and work on individual case studies.

Course content

In the AS year you will complete the following 2 units:

  • Unit 1 G321: Foundation Portfolio in Media – Music Magazine
  • Unit 2: G322 Key Media Concepts: TV Drama: Textual Analysis & the Music Industry: Institutions and Audiences

In the A2 year you will complete the following 2 units:

  • Unit 3: G324 Advanced Portfolio in Media – creating a film trailer, poster and magazine front cover.
  • Unit 4: G325 Critical Perspectives in Media – Postmodernism

All of the work will involve the study of media theories and forms,institutions, audiences, media language and representations.

Entry requirements

Have achieved at least a B in English Language at GCSE.



Students are examined in two of the units (1 in Yr 12 and 1 in Yr 13).

The other 2 units are assessed through practical production and the written commentaries and evaluations which accompany them.

Year 12: Foundation Portfolio – coursework

               Key Media Concepts – 2 hour exam

Year 13: Advanced Portfolio in Media – coursework

               Critical Perspectives in Media – 2 hour exam

Future opportunities


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

Key information

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