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You will explore a wide range of media texts from TV dramas like The Bridge and Sherlock to online VLogs such as Zoella and Attitude.  You will engage with the key critical theories and apply them to the media texts you study.  You will also learn how to create your own media products using up-to-date digital equipment.  By the end of the course you will have developed a wide range of practical skills as well as a keen critical perspective on the media industry and its products.


Why Choose This?

If you are interested in the world we live in; have a curious and creative mind and want to know how the media influences our lives this is the course for you.  You will study all your favourite media forms and make your own media products as well as developing excellent transferable skills.


Areas of Study & Assessment

Component 1 Media Products, Industries and Audiences

Section A: Analysing Media Language and Representation

This section assesses media language and representation in relation to two of the following media forms: advertising, marketing, music video or newspapers.

Section B: Understanding Media Industries and Audiences

This section assesses two of the following media forms – advertising, marketing, film, newspapers, radio, video games - and media contexts.

Written examination: 35% of qualification


Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth

Section A: Television in the Global Age

Section B: Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative Media

Section C: Media in the Online Age

Written examination: 35% of qualification


Component 3: Cross-Media Production

A practical cross-media production to a set brief.  Briefs include:

Television: a sequence from a new television programme and related print products.

Advertising and Marketing: Music - an original music video and print products for a new or local/unsigned artist or band

Advertising and Marketing: Film - a print marketing campaign for a new film

Non examined assessment (coursework): 30% of qualification


What Our Students Say

A-Level Media Studies open a whole new window into your future opportunities. I’d recommend the subject to anyone who has a creative mind and has wanted to expand on it. Media Studies invites you to see how everything works, and why it works that way; watching a music video, looking at a poster on the wall and wondering how they achieved is fun, but it is nothing compared to being the one who makes products; it’s a different world.


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