Media Studies A Level

Media Studies A Level

Media Studies A Level


Course outline:

We are constantly surrounded by film, TV, newspapers, magazines, advertising and numerous other forms of media which can have a profound impact on the way we view the world. This course will encourage you to look beneath the surface and consider how media products are constructed in order to create a certain message or affect their audiences in particular ways. You will be able to explore these issues both through theory and in practical tasks.

Course Structure:

Component 1
Media products, industries and audiences (Exam – 35%)
Print posters, films, video games, radio and music videos studied
in relation to the theoretical framework.

Component 2
Media Products and forms in depth (Exam – 35%)
Three media forms studied in-depth in relation to the theoretical
framework.

Component 3
Cross-media production (Non Exam Assessment – 30%)
Individual cross-media production in two forms


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board

    Eduqas

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    Duration

    A2 – Two years

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    Five GCSEs Level 4 – 9 which must include English Language

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    Possible combinations:

    Useful to a range of courses particularly AS/A Film Studies, AS/A Photography, AS/A Communication and Culture, Media Techniques or Moving Image

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    • The opportunity to go to local events and take part in local competitions such as the 48hr DV Challenge and Solent University’s ‘Show Us Your Shorts’

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    Higher Education for degree courses in Media Studies and other subjects including marketing and business opportunities in advertising, print media, journalism, business, law, television, film, radio

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    Assessment summary:

    Assessed by a mixture of external examinations and coursework


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