Media Studies, A Level | Weston College

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September 2019
2 Years
Course code ALMEDD1LC

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.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and maths.

Course Level

Level 3


Loxton campus

iAn interview is required for this course.

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What Our Students Say

Austyn Harling, Media Production

Austyn Harling

“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.

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