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A2 Communication and Culture at John Colet School

Course description

The course emphasises the cultural aspects of communication. It provides a framework in which students relate their own life experiences to contemporary academic debates. Students are engaged in a wide range of interesting and well supported coursework tasks (from externally set topics). It gives students a thorough grounding in the analysis and understanding of cultural products and cultural practices. The course reflects developments in this field in higher education, but at a level that is accessible.

The course is designed to encourage students to:

  •  reflect critically on everyday life experiences
  •  relate their studies to their particular needs, interests and circumstances
  •  understand the significance of tolerance and diversity in the study of communication and culture develop competence in key transferable skills which can be applied to a range of contexts

Course content

Year 13:

Case Study and Creative Project based on externally set topics and issues: Students write a 2000 word Case Study on their chosen topic. It is an academic piece of writing which must be referenced accordingly (50% of coursework mark). The students then develop a much more personal response to the issue in a piece of Creative work (50% coursework mark). Both items must be publishable to the web (25% of complete A2 Level).

Entry requirements

5 grade A* - C GCSE subjects including English Language and/or Literature. Good ICT skills would be an advantage.

Assessment

COMM4 Communication and Culture in Practice (50% of A2) Web-Folio

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Colet School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015
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