Overview

About the course

Course Introduction

2 Year A- Level Course

Media is designed to allow students to draw on their existing experience of the media and to develop their abilities to respond critically

Award Body

WJEC

Description

All A level specifications in Media Studies are designed to encourage candidates to:

  • Enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives.
  • Develop critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts; through the creative application of production skills.
  • Explore production processes, technologies and other relevant contexts.
  • Become independent in research skills and their application in their production work; developing their own views and interpretations.

Course Suitable For

Students who wish to apply their communications and English skills in a new way. Students who are interested in British television, cinema and have a creative streak.

Preferable Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade C Media and English.

Why Study?

Media Studies is designed to encourage students to enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives. It also develops critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts through the creative application of production skills.

Progression Opportunities

Students who wish to enter the world of marketing and advertising. The arts such as theatre and radio.

Why Grace Academy?

As a small department students are supported on a one to one basis with pass rates of 100% A-E at AS and 100% A – E at A2.

Modules

MS1 Media Representations and Responses

MS2 Media Production Processes

MS3 Media Investigation and Production

MS4 Media Text, Industry and Audience

Assessment Methods

Year 1 – Coursework 50% – three components

2hr 30 minute external assessment focusing on Media Representations and Responses.

Year 2 – Coursework 50% – three components

2hr 30 minute external assessment focusing on Media Text, Industry and Audience.

Support Provided

Our Teaching and Learning Strategy is at the core of our approach to students and their learning. We aim to provide a learning community where students achieve excellence and achievement is celebrated. We want you to enjoy your time at the academy and to be successful.

You will need to monitor your own progress. We want you to become self-critical and to think about how you can improve.

We will expect you to work hard and productively. Being present in the academy for as long as it is necessary for you to meet your targets and succeed in your learning.

Course Application

Contact the Post 16 Manager on 0121 329 4630 or email on juliebaker@graceacademy.org.uk.

Register your interest in your chosen courses and an application form will be sent out to you. All applicants are interviewed and conditional offers are made subject suitability of course.

Please note all courses on offer are subject to the minimum uptake for viability.