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Media Studies GCSE at Thomas Becket Catholic School

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This is a GCSE course which will be taken in one year. The course consists of 50% exam and 50% coursework. AIMS OF THE COURSEv    To develop an understanding of a range of materials produced by the media.v    To develop an awareness of the ways in which the media portrays individuals, groups and issues.v    To encourage an understanding of issues surrounding the role of themedia, such as censorship and privacy.v    To enable students to explore their own ideas and experiences by developing practical production skills. This aspect of the course also develops ICT skills. The course involves the study of at least three of the following media:TelevisionFilmRadioPopular musicNewspapersMagazines and comics For each topic studied students will be set tasks which test their knowledge and understanding as well as providing opportunities to produce material of   their own.For example the study of newspapers would involve looking at the content and layout of newspapers, headlines, language and use of photographs. Students will also be given the opportunity to apply this knowledge by writing articles, designing front pages and selecting and editing photographs.The subject for the exam element changes every year, for 2008 the topic is situation comedies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Becket Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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