This is an exciting and culturally relevant A Level and is likely to appeal to students who are interested in the world of Communication, Culture and the Arts. The subject sits well in an A Level programme and compliments many subjects, particularly English, Film Studies, History, Art, Sociology, Psychology and Business.
Throughout your studies on our A Level Media course you will:
• Examine a wide range of media texts from a range of decades.
• Study both media theory and practical production components so you will leave the course with a broad set of skills that will open up many choices for University progression or employment.
• Assess the impact of new technologies on the media industry and audiences
• Cover audiences as both producers and consumers of media texts
• Examine contemporary issues, theories and debates
The course units are as follows;
Component 1 - Media Products, Industries and Audiences. Analysing a range of music videos, advertisements, newspapers, computer games, films and radio shows in terms of how they represent people and groups, and how audiences respond to the texts.
Component 2 - Media Forms and Products in Depth. Analysing 3 industries in detail – TV, Magazines and Online, social and participatory media.
Over both years:
Component 3 – Cross media Production (Coursework)
Creation of a print and online Media product (film marketing campaign or magazine) using Photoshop and web design software.
For 16-18 year old (daytime) students, this A Level will be one of three A Levels you choose to make up a full time programme of study. You will study for a total of 15 hours per week plus one hour per week tutorial.
A Level Media Studies (Eduqas)
This course leads to...
Higher Education Degree courses in Media
Vocational training in media.
City 6 Entry Requirements for 16-18s:
• The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well
• You must achieve a minimum of 2 Grade B's and 3 Grade C's (including English) or equivalent (this equivalency will be discussed at our information evening and then in further detail at interview)
• Students taking the Sciences must also obtain at least a grade B in Maths.
• Students applying to study Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Spanish, Maths at A-level must obtain a grade B in the subject at GCSE.
• All places are conditional on results, subject to interview in June/July and a suitable reference from your school.
Applicants who are 19 or over will only be accepted onto evening provision for these particular courses.
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