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Hereford Sixth Form College

AS/A Level Communication & Culture

Hereford Sixth Form College
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Typology A Level
  • A Level
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You will gain the chance to study the people, media and cultures that make up your personal and daily experience of life. You will also examine cultural practices such as the development of personal style and identity, the formation and interaction of social groups and the ways in which cultural meanings are communicated through cultural products such as the Internet, films, TV and print. You.

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· Requirements

You should have a keen interest in communication, the media and society, and a willingness to develop your own communication skills through discussion, group work and presentations. You will need a grade C or above in GCSE English because of the written demands of the course.

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Course programme


AS/A Level Communication & Culture
You will gain the chance to study the people, media and cultures that make up your personal and daily experience of life. You will also examine cultural practices such as the development of personal style and identity, the formation and interaction of social groups and the ways in which cultural meanings are communicated through cultural products such as the Internet, films, TV and print. You will learn to analyse them using a range of theoretical positions, and to develop research and presentational skills in extended research projects
Qualifications
You should have a keen interest in communication, the media and society, and a willingness to develop your own communication skills through discussion, group work and presentations. You will need a grade C or above in GCSE English because of the written demands of the course.
Modules
You will gain the chance to study the people, media and cultures that make up your personal and daily experience of life. You will also examine cultural practices such as the development of personal style and identity, the formation and interaction of social groups and the ways in which cultural meanings are communicated through cultural products such as the Internet, films, TV and print. You will learn to analyse them using a range of theoretical positions, and to develop research and presentational skills in extended research projects
At both AS and A2 the course comprises 50% coursework, which allows you to follow your own interests as well as developing necessary (and transferable) research skills.
AS Modules
  • Understanding Communication & Culture - examination (AS)
  • The Individual and Contemporary Culture - coursework portfolio (AS)
A2 Modules
At A2 we develop these themes, undertake further extended research and do a creative project.
After the Course
The AS/A level prepares you for a range of degree courses in the Humanities, Visual Culture, Film and Media but also develops research, observational, critical and analytical skills which are transferable to a wide variety of courses and application in employment. The subject is traditionally associated with journalism (local TV and newspapers have employed students directly from this course), personnel management and public relations, but students have also gone on to the full range of degree courses and careers.

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