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Media Studies, A Level
What will I do on this A Level?
On this course you will study how the media plays a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. In your first year, you’ll study advertising, news online, the film industry and music videos. In your second year, you will study television in the global age, magazines, media in the digital age and video games. You will be expected to keep up with current affairs and issues.
You will also produce your own media artefact enabling you to explore and pursue your own media interests from one of the following forms: television, online news, magazines, films, music video, and advertising.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in your second year through exams and coursework.
What could I do after this A Level?
You could apply to study media at a degree-level, and possible future career routes include TV and film production, media journalism and advertising.
Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and maths.
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What Our Students Say
Austyn Harling, Media Production
“This course allowed me to be creative and have fun while learning”
Course: Media Production
What next? Austyn plans to specialise in an area of media production.