Media Studies A Level is a modern qualification which develops both your analytical and production skills. Half the course is assessed via coureswork, which consists of a range of options such as music videos or print based media. Students use a range of new technologies to complete their production coursework including Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop. There is also an exam-based unit which looks at a range of media – from television, film, newspapers and the Internet.
· MS1 requires candidates to carry out a cross-media study for unseen stimulus material in part one of the exam and to utilise a set of case studies for part two of the exam.
· MS2 requires candidates to produce three pieces of coursework. A pre-production piece such as a digital storyboard, a production piece such as a scene from a film and an evaluative, genre-based report.
In the second year A2 candidates will build on their AS work to look more fully at the contexts of media production and consumption – why as well as how texts are created as they are.
· For MS3, candidates will be required to write a research investigation on a representation topic of their choice. They will then create a linked production piece and write a short evaluation of the link between the two pieces.
· For MS4, candidates will utilise 9 case studies from 3 different industries: Film, Music and Advertising. The exam will cover topics such as representation, genre, audience and industry.
MS2 in the first year is coursework and is 50% of the AS marks. MS3 in the second year is coursework and is 50% of the A2 marks, making the coursework 50% of the final grade.
International Entry Requirements
Duration and Delivery
This course is delivered at our Kingston Hall Road centre.
Media Studies A Level is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.
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