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Media studies *FEES PAYABLE* at Sackville School

Course description

Unit 1 - Media Representations and Responses. This unit studies representations and
audience/user responses. You will explore the media through a study of genre, narrative and
representation and make connections between the texts and audience/user responses to them.
This unit is assessed by an exam.
Unit 2 - Media Production Processes. A coursework unit taking you through the production
process from researching the codes & conventions of professional media products to producing two
media texts of your own. You will learn the practical skills required to produce print, moving image
& e-media texts.
Unit 3 - Media Investigation and Production. You will carry out an individual piece of
coursework that will give you the chance to fully understand the relationship between research and
practical production. This unit gives you the opportunity to focus your studies on an area of the
media in which you have a particular interest.
Unit 4 - Media - Text, Industry and Audience. You will develop deeper understanding of the
relationship between media texts, their audiences and the industries which produce and distribute
them. We select three different media industries to study. This unit is assessed by an exam.
What can I go on to?
The field of media related jobs has grown fiercely competitive in recent years. Anyone hoping to
work in journalism, media research and marketing, PR, television or film production or any similar
area would find media studies at A level a real advantage. There are an number of higher
education courses dedicated to specific areas of further media study, for example radio production
and multi-media journalism, in line with increasing demand for high level media jobs.

Entry requirements

We ask that students have a minimum of a B grade in English and if they studied the subject at GCSE level, a minimum of a C grade in media studies. Students also need to achieve a B grade in another written subject

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years