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Media Studies

At Cardinal Newman School we offer qualifications for media studies at GCSE, AS, and A2 level with the WJEC exam board.

GCSE Media Studies
General Course Details:
Students will follow the two year course in Media Studies offered by the WJEC examination board. The course comprises of 2 units, one written examination and one portfolio of coursework containing three separate pieces of work. Both the final written examination and the coursework elements represent 50% each of the final GCSE grade.

Candidates will be entered for either the Higher Tier or the Foundation Tier for the final exam.

AS and A2 Media Studies is offered in Years 12 and 13.
Potential careers: television, film, radio, advertising, photography, director, producer, scriptwriter, presenter, camera operator, researcher, editor, journalist.

Film Studies has just been introduced in year 12 at AS level.

Trips and courses take place throughout the school year, such as:

Film courses at University of Glamorgan and Chapter Arts Centre.
Media conferences in London.


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