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Media Studies AS/A2 Level at The Grange School

Course description

By studying Media at AS and A2, students will develop a range of knowledge and skills, both creative and analytical. It is an academically rigorous, intellectually stimulating course in which you will explore a wide range of media products, including broadcasting,, digital web-based media (e-media) and print based media. You will look at the features and production of these products; explore common themes across the range of media; examine issues of contemporary cultural, political and ethical relevance in relation to the media; and learn how to create your own original, professional standard products across different forms of media. Today, the media has a huge impact on our lives, and this course will empower you by helping you to understand that influence. It would also be ideal preparation for anyone thinking of taking their study of media on into higher education, or as a career aspiration.

Course content

AS Module 1 – You will learn to analyse unseen media texts, and explore issues of form, representation, institution and audience across a range of media. Module 2 – You will learn to plan and produce original media texts, and evaluate your own production. A2 Module 1 – You will look in depth at representations in the media and the impact of new/digital media, and learn about media issues and debates, and media theories. Module 2 – You will explore a text, theme, issue or debate relevant to the contemporary media landscape in depth and use this exploration to inform your production piece.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSE subjects at Grade C or above are required. Important requirements also include a keen interest in the media, an ability to analyse texts and pursue arguments effectively, and an ability to express your ideas with clarity and passion in writing and discussion. Creative ability and an aptitude for the use of new technology will also be advantageous.

Assessment

Assessment at both AS and A2 is 50% examination, and 50% coursework, which will be internally assessed and externally moderated.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grange School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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