Media Studies - A Level (OCR) - Westminster Kingsway College

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Media Studies - A Level (OCR)

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Course Title Media Studies - A Level (OCR)
Start Date 9th September 2019
Location Kings Cross
Duration 2 Years
Attendance
Fees Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment
All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

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About the Course

A levels are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can choose to study three A levels over two years or a combination of A Levels and vocational A Level equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Certificates (equivalent to an AS)/ Extended Certificates (equivalent to a whole A Level). You may also wish to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) during your second year.

When choosing A levels subjects it is important to consider what you are likely to enjoy and be good at. If you enjoy a subject or have an ability in it already, you are more likely to do well. Also if you have a particular career, job, or further study in mind, you may need to choose specific subjects in order to meet entry requirements.

What you will study

General A-Level entry requirements: Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and a written subject (not including Languages). You will also need a good reference.

Access Method

This contemporary, accessible and creative course will allow you to study media in an academic context and apply the knowledge and understanding gained to the process of creating your own media productions. A Level Media Studies is designed to widen your intellectual horizons through the analysis of both global and historical media. This specification will foster the development of critical and reflective thinking to encourage engagement in the critical debates surrounding contemporary media. The specification will allow you to engage confidently with critical and theoretical approaches from the perspectives of both analytical consumers and producers of media products.

Throughout the 2 year course you will demonstrate skills of enquiry, critical thinking, decision-making and analysis; demonstrate a critical approach to media issues; demonstrate appreciation and critical understanding of the media and their role both historically and currently in society, culture, politics and the economy; develop an understanding of the dynamic and changing relationships between media forms, products, media industries and audiences; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the global nature of the media; apply theoretical knowledge and specialist subject specific terminology to analyse and compare media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed in order to make informed arguments, reach substantial judgements and draw conclusions about media issues; engage in critical debate about academic theories used in media studies; appreciate how theoretical understanding supports practice and practice supports theoretical understanding; demonstrate sophisticated practical skills by providing opportunities for creative media production.

Progression

During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. There is an examined coursework element that you will complete by February of the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are two public examinations.

All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

Entry Requirements

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Entry Requirement

A levels are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can choose to study three A levels over two years or a combination of A Levels and vocational A Level equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Certificates (equivalent to an AS)/ Extended Certificates (equivalent to a whole A Level). You may also wish to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) during your second year. When choosing A levels subjects it is important to consider what you are likely to enjoy and be good at.

If you enjoy a subject or have an ability in it already, you are more likely to do well. Also if you have a particular career, job, or further study in mind, you may need to choose specific subjects in order to meet entry requirements.

All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

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