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    I feel obliged to point out that the edexcel history question quoted here is the first question, and thus the easiest and worth the least marks, on the entire paper. The latter questions are a lot more difficult and require a lot better inference and historical judgement skills, as well as the final 'essay' question, which is quite difficult. Incidentally, I did the edexcel Russia 1905-1917 history module last summer.
    Yes you are right, did you take history to A2? The Russian module is interesting and all, but the questions are so repetitive, you can guess what they are going to be, that's why i think it's easier.
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    Yes. But we are doing the Mechanics modules first.
    Ah I see.

    Well you'll be integrating things like inverse trig functions, some polar coordinates. There's more differential equations coming up including second order. A big thing on P4 is giving you P3 integrations without telling you the substitution.
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    Actually multi media journalism at bournemouth only requires English. I had a friend who applied there but didnt go who didnt take media and I just checked on their website

    BA (Hons) Multi-Media Journalism


    Contents

    Introduction
    Course Content
    Fact File
    Entry Requirements
    Contact Us



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    Introduction

    This is the only programme in the UK accredited by all three leading industry training bodies - the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, the National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Periodicals Training Council.

    This demanding programme produces multi-skilled practitioners able to compete for jobs in newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and online journalism.

    The programme is highly acclaimed and unique in the UK, combining multi-disciplinary training in radio, television, newspaper and magazine journalism with the traditional benefits of an academic education. The programme maintains close contact with practitioners and industry training bodies. Staff teaching practical journalism units are all experienced print and broadcast journalists.

    Practical work is project-based with students writing newspaper and magazine copy and producing radio and television bulletins and packages to industry standards and deadlines. A professional working environment is simulated in dedicated newsrooms and digitally-equipped studios.

    Career Opportunities
    Most recent graduates are journalists on magazines, newspapers, radio and television. Others for online publications and public relations.



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    Course Content

    Year 1 – Level C
    Media & Society
    Newspaper and Magazine Journalism
    Law & Ethics*
    Radio and Television Journalism
    Applied Research Methods
    Shorthand, Keyboard Skills, IT

    Placement - 2 weeks minimum


    Year 2 – Level I
    Generation of Meaning
    Newspaper and Magazine Journalism
    Public Affairs*
    Radio and Television Journalism
    News Theory
    Shorthand

    * A pass exempts students from the NCTJ Preliminary Examinations in those subjects.

    Placement - 4 weeks minimum


    Year 3 – Level H
    Professional Perspectives
    Print Production Project
    Broadcast Production Project
    Specialist options - choice of 2 including:
    Political Journalism; Sports Journalism; Special Interest Journalism; Arts & Media Journalism
    Dissertation

    * In Year 3, students also take NCTJ Preliminary Examinations in Newspaper Journalism, Handout and Shorthand.



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    Time: 3 years with 1 x 2 week and 1 X 4 week placement

    UCAS: P500 BA/Jour


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    Entry Requirements

    Indicative Tariff Points: 280 points (200 from one 12 unit or two 6 unit awards)

    Indicative A-Level Points: 22

    Preferred Subjects: English

    Recommended GCSEs (or equivalent): 5 minimum, including Maths and English (C minimum)

    IELTS Statement: International students will normally need a minimum IELTS of 6.5 or TOEFL 232 (computer-based) or 575 (paper- based)
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    (Original post by Danielle16)
    Yes you are right, did you take history to A2? The Russian module is interesting and all, but the questions are so repetitive, you can guess what they are going to be, that's why i think it's easier.
    I dropped history after AS because the A2 course seemed incredibly boring, and I wanted to take up an extra maths AS-Level rather than carry on with History. But i certainly found Russia to be the most easiest module. However, history is no doddle, Unit 2 is extremely demanding, two 2-sided essays in one hour
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    Ah I see.

    Well you'll be integrating things like inverse trig functions, some polar coordinates. There's more differential equations coming up including second order. A big thing on P4 is giving you P3 integrations without telling you the substitution.
    Well more fun I see. So is the maths hard?
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    Well more fun I see. So is the maths hard?
    Some of it is remarkably easy, other bits, such as Reduction formulae and co-ordinate geometry, are a bit tougher, but by no means impossible. The step-up is not as great as you might expect.
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    Some of it is remarkably easy, other bits, such as Reduction formulae and co-ordinate geometry, are a bit tougher, but by no means impossible. The step-up is not as great as you might expect.
    Yes. This is true. The step up is nothing like P2 to P3, and it's more enjoyable than the first year. Very gratifying Maths.
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    Some of it is remarkably easy, other bits, such as Reduction formulae and co-ordinate geometry, are a bit tougher, but by no means impossible. The step-up is not as great as you might expect.
    No I mean like doing P4-P6? My teachers want me do do P1-P6, M1-M4, S1-S6, D1-D2
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    No I mean like doing P4-P6? My teachers want me do do P1-P6, M1-M4, S1-S6, D1-D2
    *dies* THREE ALEVELS?
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    Actually multi media journalism at bournemouth only requires English. I had a friend who applied there but didnt go who didnt take media and I just checked on their website

    BA (Hons) Multi-Media Journalism


    Contents

    Introduction
    Course Content
    Fact File
    Entry Requirements
    Contact Us

    i dont really care what the site says, i have two friends who went to Bournemouth University and they said that they were keen on them because they had taken media, AS WELL AS ENGLISH.


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    Introduction

    This is the only programme in the UK accredited by all three leading industry training bodies - the Broadcast Journalism Training Council, the National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Periodicals Training Council.

    This demanding programme produces multi-skilled practitioners able to compete for jobs in newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and online journalism.

    The programme is highly acclaimed and unique in the UK, combining multi-disciplinary training in radio, television, newspaper and magazine journalism with the traditional benefits of an academic education. The programme maintains close contact with practitioners and industry training bodies. Staff teaching practical journalism units are all experienced print and broadcast journalists.

    Practical work is project-based with students writing newspaper and magazine copy and producing radio and television bulletins and packages to industry standards and deadlines. A professional working environment is simulated in dedicated newsrooms and digitally-equipped studios.

    Career Opportunities
    Most recent graduates are journalists on magazines, newspapers, radio and television. Others for online publications and public relations.



    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Course Content

    Year 1 – Level C
    Media & Society
    Newspaper and Magazine Journalism
    Law & Ethics*
    Radio and Television Journalism
    Applied Research Methods
    Shorthand, Keyboard Skills, IT

    Placement - 2 weeks minimum


    Year 2 – Level I
    Generation of Meaning
    Newspaper and Magazine Journalism
    Public Affairs*
    Radio and Television Journalism
    News Theory
    Shorthand

    * A pass exempts students from the NCTJ Preliminary Examinations in those subjects.

    Placement - 4 weeks minimum


    Year 3 – Level H
    Professional Perspectives
    Print Production Project
    Broadcast Production Project
    Specialist options - choice of 2 including:
    Political Journalism; Sports Journalism; Special Interest Journalism; Arts & Media Journalism
    Dissertation

    * In Year 3, students also take NCTJ Preliminary Examinations in Newspaper Journalism, Handout and Shorthand.



    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Fact File

    Time: 3 years with 1 x 2 week and 1 X 4 week placement

    UCAS: P500 BA/Jour


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Entry Requirements

    Indicative Tariff Points: 280 points (200 from one 12 unit or two 6 unit awards)

    Indicative A-Level Points: 22

    Preferred Subjects: English

    Recommended GCSEs (or equivalent): 5 minimum, including Maths and English (C minimum)

    IELTS Statement: International students will normally need a minimum IELTS of 6.5 or TOEFL 232 (computer-based) or 575 (paper- based)
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    (Original post by 2776)
    No I mean like doing P4-P6? My teachers want me do do P1-P6, M1-M4, S1-S6, D1-D2
    I think you'll find it too much work to be honest. D2 is horrific, and you'll have a very hard time passing if you just teach yourself. Also, you'll need to do two lots of coursework, and S4 and S6 are quite tricky without teaching, as is M4. With teaching, you may cope, but it's still a remarkable workload, and won't benefit you greatly in the long run, unless you are doing it out of a genuine want for doing it.
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    *dies* THREE ALEVELS?
    We will definitely do 2 a levels. But then I think we will take our best grades for 2 alevels. And if you got it in you then mix the marks up to get a 3rd.
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    Your time would be better spent challenging yourself on the maths you already know. You'd be better putting yourself in for STEP exams and doing past BMO questions, rather than 'module banking'.
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    I think you'll find it too much work to be honest. D2 is horrific, and you'll have a very hard time passing if you just teach yourself. Also, you'll need to do two lots of coursework, and S4 and S6 are quite tricky without teaching, as is M4. With teaching, you may cope, but it's still a remarkable workload, and won't benefit you greatly in the long run, unless you are doing it out of a genuine want for doing it.
    We get taught. It s the teachers they are so ambitious, its ebcause this year the L6 have more time in teh timetable to do maths so they are cramming everything in at an amazing speed.
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    We will definitely do 2 a levels. But then I think we will take our best grades for 2 alevels. And if you got it in you then mix the marks up to get a 3rd.
    Sadly, you can't do it like this, you've got to declare what you're entering for beforehand, and because of the fact that you're doing three A-Levels, this will restrict you to having to use S1-S6 for Stats. If your results don't come out how you want them to, you can't turn down the third a-level and then use some of these modules to get a better grade in the other two.
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    We get taught. It s the teachers they are so ambitious, its ebcause this year the L6 have more time in teh timetable to do maths so they are cramming everything in at an amazing speed.
    As i've said, better challenging your current maths than needlessly cramming without purpose.
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    My course was only 220 points for entry. I got 280 points though maybe my course is just full of thickos.
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    As i've said, better challenging your current maths than needlessly cramming without purpose.
    Yes but that is the stuff with my school. They say take this course or stuff you.

    And I also think that we may be doing 2 alevels but just doing the extra modules for completeness sake. I think that is sad to be honest. Rather do what you said.
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    Yes but that is the stuff with my school. They say take this course or stuff you.

    And I also think that we may be doing 2 alevels but just doing the extra modules for completeness sake. I think that is sad to be honest. Rather do what you said.
    In this case, as I had to do with my school, you have to go have a word with your teacher, explaining that you'd rather take STEP I and STEP II (assuming you're at AS-Level). If you plan to study maths at Uni, this is going to help your application a LOT LOT more than doing extra modules, and your teachers are fools if they don't realise this.
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    Well as I said I am just offering you advice I dont expect you to take it I am just advising you to look at other places and appreciate that although media studies may be a hard subject it is not well regarded on the whole by unis or employers. I really dont know why you bothered to post this thread because you are obviously set on your opinions and know what you want to do.
    I just want you to appreciate what a hard subject journalism is employment wise. I hope you have done work experience already, most of the people I know have either done substancial paper or magazine work, or done work exp for bbc or commerical radio, the waiting list for work experience is often several months unless you already have an inside contact.
    It is a really harsh industry and the best thing for you to do would be to contact companies and ask them what they require in their employees.

    I did English and History at A Level and got good grades but both of these are regarded as mickey mouse in comparison with science subjects, I have had people at interview asking me why i didnt take more challenging subjects and seeing as these are both better respected than sociology or media I think you could find yourself at a later point in your life wishing that you had taken other subjects, I'm sure you wont take this on board now but you havent been to uni and you dont have that experience.
    I have a friend who has just got a job in local radio and she has 4 As at A Level which are a wide variety including economics and geography, a first class degree in English from a top uni and a masters in broadcast jounalism. Everyone who applied for that job had a masters and work experience from the age of 16. Its a really competetive industry.
 
 
 

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