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Media Studies Level 2 Extended Certificate at Central Foundation Girls' School

Course description

This course will suit learners who enjoy working creatively with photography, film, audio, print television and online media. The course is targeted at learners wishing to gain a level 2 qualification to support further study in further education in Media and/or other sector or subject area.

Course content

You will learn about the production process in the Media industry. This is how products (films, television programmes, radio, video games, print and online products) are planned for a target audience, produced and quality checked. You will then make products of your own, following the processes learned. There are written components to the coursework, including analysing current media output and writing reports. Therefore, the course will help you to develop your analytical and communication skills.

Unit 1: Introducing Media Products and Audiences: A study of the relationship between audiences and the media they use (e.g. television, films, magazines, etc.)

Unit 14: Print-based Advertising Media: You create a magazine advert

Unit 16: Audio Advertising Media: You create a radio advert

Entry requirements

3 in En and Ma PLUS
Successful completion of transition tasks


Assessment is done internally (by your teachers) – there are no exams. Learners need to get a minimum of 30 credits to pass the course.

Future opportunities

A qualification in Media Studies is an indication that you are an individual who has developed key skills in virtually all the areas required for further education and/or employment. Your next step could be to go on to do A Levels, an apprenticeship or work. The skills developed in Media Studies are transferrable to a wide range of courses and jobs.

Further information

The Extended Certificate is the equivalent of a GCSE. Media Studies requires a good balance of working independently, as well as with your peers. Lessons are largely practical based, but you are required to keep written evidence of the various stages of your work. This will help assessors to determine your level at the end of each unit. The course demands that you work to deadlines and manage your time well. The key skills required are selforganisation, time-management, creativity, independence, collaboration, research and planning, and the ability to manage people.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central Foundation Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2017
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