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A Level Media Studies at North Oxfordshire Academy

Course description

The Media course is options where the assessment is based on both coursework and is achieved through personal portfolios, assignments, presentation work and exam components in both Year 12 and Year 13. Although the course builds on the experience you will have from the Level 2 BTEC/OCR National in Media, GCSE Film Studies, GCSE Media Studies and GCSE English we believe that your commitment to study is every bit as important. Results in Media in the past two years have been outstanding because of the commitment and dedication to the course our students put in.

Course content

The course is broken down in the following ways:

AS Level Media:

  •  Unit 1: Investigating Media (This is assessed through an examination)
  •  Unit 2: Creating Media (This is assessed through coursework)

A-Level Media:

  •  Unit 3: Critical Perspectives (This is assessed through an examination)
  •  Unit 4: Media: Research and Production (This is assessed through coursework)

Entry requirements

To do this course, you will need: 5 A*-C at GCSE including English.

Future opportunities

The two main progression routes would be into a Media Studies/Film Studies/Communication Studies/Journalism degree or a foundation level job in the media. Examples of media careers include: TV Presenter, Director, Film Editor, Newsreader, Advertising Executive, Research Assistant, Music Video Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Camera Operator, Film Crew, Radio Presenter or Music Journalist.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Oxfordshire Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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