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Media Studies at Penketh High School

Course description

AS YEAR 12You willl:• be given a general introduction to all types of media: film, magazines, newspapers, , advertising etc. • find out how audiences react to media texts and how different groups are representedin the media. • get a chance to use our latest digital media facilities to make your own TV programme or short film or print based production • produce 1 production & 1 pre-production piece of coursework, with a 1400- 1600 word evaluation and 1 modular exam based around textual analysis, audience and representation.A2 YEAR 13The units covered are:• examine how the media industries have changed over time, gaining a chance to investigatethe film, newspaper and TV industry in detail, focusing upon three key texts from each industry

Entry requirements

To study Media Studies at AS or A2 it is not necessary to have studies Media at GCSE, however,a Grade C in English Language is required, and you should have an interest in the media in general, TV, magazines etc and also an interest in learning about the production of media texts whilst alsolearning about audience theories and response. Creative skills are needed as the AS course requires that you produce several of your own media texts.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Penketh High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years