The Course: This is a two year course that explores Media texts across the three platforms of Broadcast, Print and E-Media. Students will be expected to deconstruct texts in order to understand how they communicate with potential audiences as well as to learn how to construct texts of their own in simulated production exercises. The course will be anchored to the four key concepts of Language, Institutions, Audience and Representation.
Why take this A-Level? Students with an interest in or enthusiasm for advertising, TV, photography, film, magazines, newspapers, computer games, animation, radio, websites and social media should consider this course. This course may also be useful to students who are considering potential Media careers in the future. Students interested in the role of the media in culture and its part in shaping or challenging ideology might enjoy some of the class discussions. Students will need to secure good passes in English or Media at GCSE to take this course.