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AS/A2 Media Studies at Bridgewater High School

Course description

What will I study?

WJEC Media Studies specification is designed to allow you to draw on your existing experience of the media and to develop your abilities to respond critically to the media. It enables you to explore a wide variety of media, including digital media technologies, drawing on the fundamental concepts informing the study of the media: texts, industry and audiences.

The specification also encourages creative work to enable you to gain a greater appreciation of the media through your own production work and to develop your own production skills. At A2 in particular, students are given the opportunity to research a topic which will then form the basis for your production, thus encouraging you to create productions informed by an awareness of contemporary media issues.

Course outline:

  • AS Year MS1: Media Representations and Responses (50% of AS, 25% of A Level)
  • AS Year MS2: Media Production Processes (50% of AS, 25% of A Level)
  • A2 Year MS3: Media Investigation and Production (50% of A2, 25% of A Level)
  • A2 Year MS4: (A2) Text, Industry and Audience (50% of A2, 25% of A Level)

How will I be assessed?

AS Year MS1: One written exam

AS Year MS2: One internally assessed coursework unit

A2 Year MS3: One written exam

A2 Year MS4: One internally assessed coursework unit

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A*- C including English Language.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 March 2015

Key information

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