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Media Studies - A Level AQA


This course is for anyone who has an interest in the media industry and its social, cultural and ideological effects on, and contribution to, society.

Year 1
Media Studies engages students in the in-depth study of media products in relation to four theoretical frameworks across all media platforms. In addition to the broad coverage of all nine media forms, students will engage in the in-depth study of at least one audio-visual, one print and one online form.

Year 2
Students will develop a deep theoretical knowledge and skills to assess and analyse current and topical media issues and debates with close focus on one pre-determined topic and one close study product selected by the student.

Taught Through:
Seminars; written assessment, discussion; independent research; current affairs analysis; self and peer assessment; peer presentation; analysis of texts; critical anaylsis of texts; critical analysis of media forms across all media platforms.

What could you be?
Television/Film Production Crew; Public Relations; Multi-media Journalist; Teacher; Public Service - Police and Armed Forces.
Where could you go?
Bournemouth Media School; Winchester University and Southampton University - Film and Television production; Coventry University - Film Studies & American Literature; Falmouth College - Script Writing for Film and Television.
Recent student destinations:
Winchester; Southampton University; Coventry University; Goldsmiths; Falmouth College; Bournemouth Arts Institute; Bournemouth Media School; The Regent's University.

Entry Recommendations:
Grade 5 or above in English Language GCSE. Confident IT skills.
Assessment:
A Level:
2 Written Exams; 1 Piece of Coursework

Justine Clent
clentj@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

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