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Communication and Culture AS

  • Course Level: AS Level
  • Duration: 2 Year
  • Qualification: AS
  • Awarded By: AQA

Introduction to course

Communication and Culture is a brand new subject that will get you to step outside the classroom and mix it with people, with media, with music, with real stuff that affects each and every one of us. Communication is a ‘living’ topic. It’s about how you interact with people, how you exchange ideas, how you influence others and are influenced yourself. The first part of your course will explore the basics. What do we mean by communication? What is culture? How do the two come together to turn us into the person we are? This is where you will look at our own society and relate your own experiences to your study. You then move on to do more advanced work using some ideas and theories to examine our lifestyles. You will enjoy learning the skills of self-presentation, realising that everything you do and say reflects your own culture and what other people think of you. The topics you write about are really interesting, such as popular music, shopping as retail therapy and communication through signage and graffiti. What’s more, you can present your ideas in a mixed media style.

Course Details

Your first part of this course will explore the basics. What do we mean by communication? What is culture? How do the two come together to turn us into the person we are? This is where you will look at our own society and relate your own experiences to your study. You then move on to do more advanced work using some ideas and theories to examine our lifestyles. You will enjoy learning the skills of self-presentation, realising that everything you do and say reflects your own culture and what other people think of you. 

You will be assessed as you develop and examined in two equal parts. Half your marks will be awarded for a written exam and the other half for a portfolio of coursework. The topics you write about are really interesting, such as popular music, shopping as retail therapy and communication through signage and graffiti. What’s more, you can present your ideas in a mixed media style.


 

Entry Requirements

C in English Literature (if taken) and Maths.

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Where the course lead

A Level or AS Level Communication and Culture is an excellent qualification for entry into a wide variety of humanities based university courses.

If you’re interested in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising and Journalism as a career then you’ll have made the perfect start. You may fancy Education, Social Work or Law as another option and even Medicine, Nursing and Teaching present great opportunities to go for.

This course combines well with

Media, English, Sociology, Psychology

Course Assessment

The course is 50% coursework plus one examination at both AS and A2 Levels. Coursework includes written 'readings' and a single audio-visual presentation.

Course Progression

A Level or AS Level Communication and Culture is an excellent qualification for entry into a wide variety of humanities based degree courses. Careers you may be considering include:

marketing

public relations

- advertising

Journalism

teaching

social work

law...

..or even medicine or nursing


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