50% of the course is assessed via coursework. The rest is examined by modular examinations which include stimulus response where you analyse a piece of print or visual media. During the course you will undertake essays and shorter written. pieces, storyboards and internal examinations.
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MEDIA STUDIES A/AS Level
The media is all around us and dominates our lives from the moment we wake up until we go to sleep at night whether it is the radio, television, internet, video games or Ipods. therefore it makes sense to study how the major media organisations manipulate us into making choices that affect our entire lives.
Why Media Studies?
We all use the media and it could be argued that our culture is media saturated. We must therefore note the commanding presence and power that the media have in our lives. This is a fact of modern life and provides the major rationale for Media Studies.
WHAT WILL I STUDY ? In the AS year you will undertake two modules in which toy will learn skills in analysing media texts (television, film, magazines, newspapers etc) and also study how people are represented in the media and how audiences are manipulated by the media and conversely the power that audiences have over the media itself in the multi-channel digital age. You will also develop Desktop Publishing skills and storyboards to underpin the practical coursework element.
In the A2 year we investigate modern media industries in a British context. How has the television industry changed over the last fifty years and how has it affected society? We also look at the British film industry, popular music, and new technologies and learn how they are linked to the increasingly global nature of media production and consumption.
HOW WILL I Be Assessed? 50% of the course is assessed via coursework. The rest is examined by modular examinations which include stimulus response where you analyse a piece of print or visual media. During the course you will undertake essays and shorter written
pieces, storyboards and internal examinations.
Any Special Requirements? An interest in the media and the world around us!