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Media Studies AS & A Level at Caterham High School

Course description

You will learn to analyse media products, what images/sounds are used to create meaning and why, for TV Programmes, Films, Newspapers, Magazines, Advertising (posters, flyers, website etc).

You will study 2 media topics in depth for AS and 2 more for A2, from: Film, Fiction, Advertising & Marketing, Documentary, News Audiences, Press, plus you will have 9/10 weeks Practical/Technical instruction to create your own choice of Media Product, using filming, editing, mixing and/or DTP.

For A2 you will have the chance to choose your own media “issue” to research and study, whilst completing an Independent Study.

Entry requirements

7 GCSE’s at grade A*–C including Maths and English at grade C/grade 4. For Media Studies you do not need to have studied GCSE Media but must have a good standard of written communication, a C at English GCSE.

You will need an inquisitive mind, a good standard of English, good attendance and you must have the enthusiasm required to put lots of time into your studies, your background reading and your practical projects.

Assessment

Awarding Body = OCR

Future opportunities

Media A Level provides a sound basis for a range of Higher Education courses, including Higher National Diplomas and degrees such as English, Journalism, Media Production or careers in the Media, Radio, Television, Advertising, Film, Editing and Production. Media Studies has a strong relevance to those students who wish to pursue careers in marketing or business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caterham High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 January 2017
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