What will I study?
How can we interpret the world around us? Whether that be through access to the digital innovations of the last thirty years or through the traditional channels of print and broadcast, we are bombarded with thousands of messages on a daily basis.
The A Level Media Studies course aims to equip students with the critical and practical skills to allow them to make sense of the increasingly complex times in which we live.
Assessment: 70% written exam, 30% coursework. The two year course is divided into 3 components:
• Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences
• Component 2: Television in the Global Age, Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative, Online Media
• Component 3: A cross-media production from a choice of briefs set by the awarding body, applying knowledge and understanding of the key concepts studied.
Where will it lead?
Media Studies students can progress into a wide range of careers such as journalism, marketing, graphic design, film production, public relations and publishing.