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AS and A2 Media Studies at The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College

Course description

At AS the programme of study is as follows:
Media Concepts
Media Forms
Media Representations
Media Institutions
Media Audiences
Media Platforms
Broadcasting
Digital/web-based media (e-media)
Print

At A2 the programme of study is as follows:
Media Debates
Representation
Effects
Regulation and censorship
Moral Panics
News Values
Other contemporary issues
Media Theories
Media analysis
Politics and the Media
Consumption and production

Entry requirements

Your GCSE results are very important. Not only do you need good results to come into Sixth Form, they
are also the first thing that an employer or University Admissions Tutor will look at on your application
form.
We expect applicants to Sixth Form intending to study Advanced courses to have a minimum of 5
grades A*-C on their GCSE certificate. You should be aiming for high grades in those subjects you are
choosing at AS level, with Grade B or above. If you did not have the opportunity to study this subject
previously, the teacher will look at your performance in related subjects.
If your certificate is mostly As and Bs you will cope very well with 4 AS levels leading to 3 A2 levels. If it
is mostly Cs you must think carefully: it would be better to do 3.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014

Key information

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

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