This course combines practical media skills alongside intensive English and Maths study to prepare for progression onto further study at level 3. It is a fantastic opportunity if you didn't get the GCSE English and maths grades you wanted in previous education. This course develops students' maths and English skills alongside a Level 2 Award in media.
During the course you will focus on and improve those all-important GCSE English and maths skills to help you progress onto a Level 3 course or apprenticeship of your choice the following academic year. On this course you will intensely study maths and English, taking 5 hours of maths and 5 hours of English classes each week to give you the very best chance of achieving a GCSE pass. Alongside this you will also take 5 hours a week of media lessons in which you will learn to make, edit and evaluate media content.
In GCSE English, the focus is on analysing both fiction and non-fiction texts including texts from the 19th Century to present day. You will also develop your creative writing and opinionated writing ability.
In GCSE Maths you will develop your analytical, research and problem-solving skills. Within this full-time programme, we will focus on key numeracy skills and help you to succeed even if you find maths challenging.
The course will be structured to be flexible and allow you to develop and generate your own projects. Artists will be able to look at multi-media art projects and actors opportunities to work both in front and behind the camera.
Maths and English will be an important part of your course. You will continue to develop these skills and may work towards a qualification at an appropriate level. Our students work towards English and maths GCSE Grade 4.
Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and maths skills in your vocational classes
This focus of this course will be gaining your maths and English qualifications. Alongside this you will engage in a range of hands on media projects, which will also develop your understanding and skills in media.
The skills you will learn have been identified as essential for future progression and employment, underpinned by the broad transferable skills that will enable students to demonstrate qualities of adaptability, self-reliance, collaboration, dependability, resilience, imagination and creativity.
UAL Level 2 Award in Creative Media Production & Technology
All units will be internally assessed and internally verified through student's portfolios of evidence and are subject to UAL Awarding body's external quality assurance.
Places on the course are offered by interview initially. During the interview you should be prepared to discuss your passion for filmmaking and media production and your interest in learning more about this exciting industry and art form, and where you hope your study might take you.
You will be expected to bring a short example of your previous creative work with you to discuss during your interview, this might be a photographic series, short video, or animation.
To apply for a place on this highly popular course, you need to hold at least 4 GCSE's including English Language and Maths at a grade 'D/3' or above. You should have an interest in the Media, be able to work in a team as well as stick to tight deadlines and schedules.
Although a Media Studies GCSE is preferable, it is not essential, although some previous media experience and enthusiasm for the subject is essential.
You will need to bring evidence of your original certificates at Induction.
If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.
You do not need a previous qualification in the media, however, it is important that you show excellent interest and engagement with the media once you start the course. We also like to have 100% attendance and punctuality from you, as we are preparing you for employability.
If you are successful on this course, you will be able to continue studying at Level 3 in a wide range of subjects.
N/A For 16 to 18 Year Olds
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