Media A level gives students the opportunity to develop understanding of the media which affect our every-day lives in contemporary society. It is a very up to date,’ forward thinking’ course. Students will study the impact of media in the online age alongside more established forms of media such as TV drama, the music industry the press, advertising. Students will also develop skills in digital media production.
Location: St. Wilfrid's Sixth Form College
Course Level: Entry
Duration: 2 Years
Students should have a grade 4/5 or above in English, this is to ensure that they are able to produce good quality written analysis of texts. It is not necessary to have a GCSE in media studies, however if students have taken GCSE media they must have achieved a grade 4 or above.
70% exam, 30% coursework.
Coursework involves researching, planning, filming and editing a video or print product and evaluating the outcome.
This course develops skills in communication and digital production which will be very valuable for ANY further study or career.
Every year students go on to further study in Media and Media related subjects; e.g advertising; film and TV production, broadcast journalism, website and games design, events management, journalism.
This subject also combines well with others at degree level.