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A Level Media Studies

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title A Level Media Studies
Code Media Studies (A Level)
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is ideal for learners who have an interest in the media or advertising industry. Within the course students will study topics such as media representations, media language, audiences and pre-production, production and the process.

There are opportunities for you to take part in trips to media museums and cinema and enter your work into competitions.


The Units are:

  • Analysing Media Language and Representation
  • Understanding Media Industries and Audiences
  • Television in the Global Age
  • Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative Media
  • Media in the Online Age

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed by coursework (30%) and exams (70%) 

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 in English with an average points score of 4.2 or above.

Your next steps...

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to know how and why we choose to watch particular films and television programmes, listen to certain music
  • Would like a chance to create a practical production of their own
  • Are interested in using media equipment, computers, video cameras, edit and sound-recording suites
  • Are keen to use new technologies such as the internet to develop their skills
  • Would like to progress into employment in areas such as broadcast, journalism, advertising, media production or public relations
  • Would like to study a Media related course at higher education.


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