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Media Studies AS/A2 level at The Rodillian Academy

Course description

Year 12:

Unit 1: Media Representations and Responses
Students will study how a wide range of print and moving image texts are constructed. They will also analyse how individuals, groups and issues are represented in those media texts. Audience responses to the texts will also be a key focus of this unit.

Unit 2: Media Production Processes
This unit is designed to enable students to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in media production processes through research, planning, production and evaluation. This involves creating original artefacts such as: film scripts, trailers and posters, magazine covers, double page spreads and music CD covers. In order to produce professional looking work, students are encouraged to use Adobe software for their productions.

Year 13:

Unit 3: Media Investigation and Production
Academic essay, related production work and an evaluation.
This is an untaught unit where students are undertaking their own choice of media investigation and related practical production linked to either genre, narrative or representation. Here students are expected to confidently apply, both in theory and practice, skills learned in the previous year.

Unit 4:  Media-Text, Industry and Audience
This unit is designed to develop candidates' understanding of the connections between different elements of the specification and to develop their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between media texts, their audiences and the industries which produce and distribute them.

Course content

Year 12:

Unit 1: Media Representations and Responses
Students will study how a wide range of print and moving image texts are constructed. They will also analyse how individuals, groups and issues are represented in those media texts. Audience responses to the texts will also be a key focus of this unit.

Unit 2: Media Production Processes
This unit is designed to enable students to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in media production processes through research, planning, production and evaluation. This involves creating original artefacts such as: film scripts, trailers and posters, magazine covers, double page spreads and music CD covers. In order to produce professional looking work, students are encouraged to use Adobe software for their productions.

Year 13:

Unit 3: Media Investigation and Production
Academic essay, related production work and an evaluation.
This is an untaught unit where students are undertaking their own choice of media investigation and related practical production linked to either genre, narrative or representation. Here students are expected to confidently apply, both in theory and practice, skills learned in the previous year.

Unit 4:  Media-Text, Industry and Audience
This unit is designed to develop candidates' understanding of the connections between different elements of the specification and to develop their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between media texts, their audiences and the industries which produce and distribute them.

Entry requirements

Year 12:
Students must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above from different subjects, including English and Maths.
Year 13:
Students must successfully complete all of the Year 12 units studied in order to continue with this course in Year 13.

Assessment

Portfolio and examination

Future opportunities

Media companies want people who can work in teams and meet deadlines. You need to demonstrate involvement in activities such as video work, film analysis and participation in magazine production. Media is a very good qualification for entering related courses in Higher Education. Career opportunities include; advertising, journalism, editorial teams and teaching.

 

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: 06 November 2014
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Key information

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

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