A lot of the course is practical and requires you to complete tasks. This will include: working individually or in groups; researching and presenting information; using camera equipment and editing software; and planning and developing creative work. There will also be lots of opportunities for classroom discussion.
At level two, you have the option to do a Cambridge Technical Level 2 Extended Certificate in Media. This will include the following units:
- Introducing Media Products and Audiences (10 credits)
- Planning and Producing a Media Product (10 credits)
- Print-based Advertising Media (10 credits)
These units will be confirmed when you enrol.
There are four grades available: Pass, Merit, Distinction, and Distinction*. The course is assessed completely through coursework.
A minimum of four grade Ds/ 3s at GCSE, or equivalent, including English or English Language.
The Extended Certificate is equivalent to 1.5 GCSEs. A pass or above will help you to progress onto level 3 BTEC courses, provided you meet the other entry requirements.
What does the course combine well with?
Other subjects seen as complementing Media include Film, Graphics, Photography and English. However, it may also fit with IT and Business.