A Level Media Studies

A Level Media Studies is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to develop critical autonomy and independent research skills. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: English, Film Studies and other related humanities based degrees. Teaching teams are led by published writers and examiners.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Students choose Media Studies for a number of reasons: some may wish to follow a media-related career at university, others may have a keen interest in one or more aspects of the modern media and have a curiosity as to how it works. It will also provide you with an opportunity to engage in practical production work and will broaden your knowledge and understanding of the contemporary media and its importance in our culture.

    Our teaching teams are led by published writers and examiners who in 2018 helped our students achieve a superb 100% pass rate and 83% A*-B grades, whilst much of the students’ work has been assessed as being the best in the country and featured in the AQA course booklet.

    In addition, fantastic enrichment activities will be available to you through visits and trips and our links with universities such as UCLAN and Goldsmiths University London offer you unique opportunities to engage with higher education lecturers.

    You can progress onto a wide range of related courses at university, such as English and cultural studies courses, film studies, marketing and promotion and other humanities and business related courses. Some students also study practical media production at university.

    The first year focuses on introducing you to the main issues impacting on contemporary media production and consumption, looking at the relationships between traditional media forms (film, television, newspapers etc.) and e-media. There is also an opportunity to work on the creation of media products in both the first and second years.

    The second year will allow you to investigate more advanced conceptual issues. This will allow you to understand the way the media is part of our culture and the political and social impact it has.


  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science

  • How will I be assessed?
    • 30% coursework
    • 70% written examination
  • Progression Pathway

    Students can progress onto a wide range of related courses at university. A Level Media is excellent preparation for the study of English and cultural studies courses, film studies and other humanities based degrees. Some students study practical media production at university.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.