A-Level Communication and Culture

A-Level Communication and Culture

By studying A-level Communication and Culture, you are studying the cultural aspects of communication and be able to relate your own life experiences to academic debates. You will also develop understanding of cultural products and practices.

A-Level Communication and Culture

A specific arrangement of units is required for certification, made up of two AS-Level units and two A2 level units. You will study four units and the assessment for A-Level Communication and Culture is by exam and coursework (in the form of a portfolio).

Over the course, you will undergo at least 360 guided learning hours over a two-year period. These guided learning hours are levels set by the government on how much time the tutor at your sixth form or college has to be present to give guidance (such as lectures, tutorials etc.) towards your award.

AS-Level Communication and Culture

  • AQA AS-Level Communication and Culture

You will develop knowledge around personal communications, cultural products and practices. You will explore the concepts of communication, the nature of culture, context, representation, value, identity, power and code.

A2-Level Communication and Culture

The A2 Communication and Culture is the equivalent of the second year of study of A-Level Communication and Culture. This is not a separate award. The A2 –Level Communication and Culture with the AS-Level Communication and Culture makes up the A-Level Communication and Culture.  The A2-Level Communication and Culture will further develop your knowledge from AS-Level Communication and Culture.

  • AQA A2-Level Communication and Culture

You will build on your AS-Level knowledge in the context of contemporary culture. As well as developing knowledge of AS concepts, you will also explore ideology, mode of address, discourse, narrative and technology.

A-Level Communication and Culture Exam Board Information

Career Opportunities

Most people study A-Level Communication and Culture as it allows the opportunity to study a wide variety of topics at university, such as Media studies, Sociology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Business Studies and many others.

Whatever your career choice, A-Level Communication and Culture shows that you have the ability to follow an autonomous path of study and communicate effectively. You will also be able to appreciate the importance between theory, enquiry, practice and policy in communication and cultural studies.

Other Useful Information

  • There is a selection of A-Level Communication and Culture resources available here.