‘Everything means something. We just need to find out how to read it’ – Phillip Pullman
In today’s digital age, Media Studies is enormously useful in encountering, analysing and understanding the impacts of the modern mass media. It primarily attracts students who want to:
We offer all media students the opportunity to take part in external Trips, Talks and Opportunities, such as the college’s award-winning Film Club. These add enormously to the learners’ experience and ability to apply their experiences to their learning: enhancing understanding and raising potential.
Career pathways open to Media students include progression onto University Media courses for Journalism, Screenwriting, Production, Directing, Advanced Media Studies, Advertising and much, much more. Additionally, Media Studies is an excellent accompaniment for those pursuing pathways related to English, History, Politics, Law and Psychology.
100% A* - E; 80% A* - C (2018)
Unit 1: Investigating the Media
Unit 2: Creating a Media Production
Unit 3: Media in the Global Age
Unit 4: Creating a Cross-Media Production
Unit 1 - written examination (24% of final A Level)
Unit 2 - Coursework (16% of final A Level)
Unit 3: controlled assessment in June (36% of final A Level)
Unit 4: Cross-Media Production Project: (24% of final A Level)
Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 6/7 GCSEs at grades A* - C.
GCSE English B grade or above (and/or Media Studies B). It is not essential to have a GCSE in Media, however you should be able to show vry good extended writing skills in your other GCSEs.
Students should also have an interest in television, journalism, media and films. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Curriculum Area.