AS/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.
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 2016 helped our students achieve a superb 100% pass rate and 68% A*-B grades, whilst much of the students’ work has been assessed as being the best in the country.
In addition, fantastic enrichment activities will be available to you through visits and trips as well as an opportunity to work with the British Youth Film Association on major projects.
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.
For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.
*Please note that the following A Level subject requires a Level 6 in GCSE English: English.
*Please note that the following A Level subjects require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths: Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology.
- 30% coursework
- 70% written examination
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.