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Media Studies A Level at Grace Academy

Course description

All A level specifications in Media Studies are designed to encourage candidates to:

  • Enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives.
  • Develop critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts; through the creative application of production skills.
  • Explore production processes, technologies and other relevant contexts.
  • Become independent in research skills and their application in their production work; developing their own views and interpretations.

Course content

Media Studies is designed to encourage students to enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives. It also develops critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts through the creative application of production skills.

Modules

MS1 Media Representations and Responses

MS2 Media Production Processes

MS3 Media Investigation and Production

MS4 Media Text, Industry and Audience

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C Media and English.

Assessment

Year 1 – Coursework 50% – three components

2hr 30 minute external assessment focusing on Media Representations and Responses.

Year 2 – Coursework 50% – three components

2hr 30 minute external assessment focusing on Media Text, Industry and Audience.

Future opportunities

Students who wish to enter the world of marketing and advertising. The arts such as theatre and radio.

Further information

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and achievement is celebrated. We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and to be successful.

You will need to monitor your own progress. We want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve.

We will expect you to work hard and productively. Being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grace Academy directly.

Last updated date: 23 December 2016
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