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Media Studies A-Level at The Nottingham Emmanuel School

Course description

The media is an extremely influential and powerful phenomenon for millions of people all over the world and, as such, has become an increasingly popular area of study at further and higher education. This A Level course offers students the opportunity to look at the role that the media plays in their lives on a daily basis by acquiring a sound foundation in the main concepts and debates of Media Studies. Practical production is a key aspect of this course; students will be encouraged to put theory into practice when they create their own media production, which will allow them to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of technical skills.

Course content

The course comprises of 2 units studied at AS Level and a further 2 units at A2. One unit from each level is a coursework piece – the other being assessed through examinations.

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE Media or English

Future opportunities

This course would provide a perfect foundation for students who have an interest in pursuing higher education courses and/or careers in the media e.g. media production, film and television theory, cultural studies and multimedia, However, the versatility of this course in allowing students to discover and develop new aptitudes means that it is a useful prerequisite to a whole host of vocational and degree courses, as well as a range of careers.

Further information

With its combination of examination assessment with coursework, practical work and personal research, this course ideally suits students who like to complement their theoretical understanding with practical production. Students who enjoy analysing and debating issues surrounding the different types of media, as well as practically creating their own publications and productions, will thrive on the challenges and opportunities for creativity that this course provides. Media Studies combines well with other arts-based subjects such as English and History, social science courses such as Psychology and Sociology, as well as with Business Studies and ICT.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Nottingham Emmanuel School directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2015

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