Level: A Level
Entry Requirements: C grade in GCSE Media Studies OR a B grade in GCSE English
AS Media Studies allows you to explore the Media Industry by looking at four key concepts. The concepts are; Form (the way a media text has been constructed), Audience (who watches a text and why), Institution (who has created the text and what impact that has) and Representation (how people, places and groups are presented by the media).
You will explore media texts over the three media platforms; print, e-media and broadcast. You will create your own media productions based on a specific industry brief and will be involved in the whole production process.
A2 Media Studies allows you to explore current issues and debates in the media. We analyse a range of topics and ask questions such as ‘Can the media cause violent behavior?’, ‘How can the news influence the views of society?’ and ‘Does reality television exploit people?’
The A2 course will provide you with a range of media theories to analyse and apply to texts. The coursework allows you to choose an area of the media that you are interested in, you will then produce a 2000 word critical evaluation and a production linked to the area of investigation.
Media Studies A Level is weighted 50% exam and 50% coursework.
This course teaches you valuable research and analytical skills which supports other A Level and future degree courses. Media Studies is a popular subject at University, with many students going on to study specialisms in Marketing, Journalism and Media Production. The technical and theoretical knowledge that this course provides will support careers in the Media industry.
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