A Level Media Studies

Radio, Sound, Marketing, TV, Film... the media frenzy goes on. Read all about it now and click below for more. A Level Media Studies is a two year course and a dynamic and fast-moving subject that helps students understand the most influential aspect of modern life - the mass media in all its forms.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
      LAMEDIA
    • Exam Board
      AQA
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime
    • 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

    The first year focuses on introducing you to the main issues impacting on contemporary media. You will look at the production of media products and how audiences access and engage with it. Media Studies looks at the relationships between the traditional media (film, television, newspapers etc) and e-media, and you will participate in the close study of a number of media products.

    The second year allows 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. You will also work on creating your own media products.

    Course Highlights:

    Travel opportunities, individual support for students

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  • 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 progress onto a wide range of related courses at university, such as practical media courses, and theoretical media courses. Equally, Media Studies is excellent preparation for courses in English, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Marketing and Promotion, and other Humanities and Business-related courses.

  • National Careers Service

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