Media Studies

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code Ms
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

How can we interpret the world around us?  Whether that be through access to the digital innovations of the last thirty years or through the traditional channels of print and broadcast, we are bombarded with thousands of messages on a daily basis.

The A Level Media Studies course aims to equip students with the critical and practical skills to allow them to make sense of the increasingly complex times in which we live.

Details

Assessment: 70% written exam, 30% coursework. The two year course is divided into 3 components.

• Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences

• Component 2: Television in the Global Age, Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative, Online Media 

• Component 3: A cross-media production from a choice of briefs set by the awarding body, applying knowledge and understanding of the key concepts studied.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment: 70% written exam, 30% coursework. The two year course is divided into 3 components.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements: Grade 4 in English Language and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at grade 4 or above is the minimum requirement to enter Hillview Sixth Form.

SUBJECT SPECIFIC CRITERIA:

Grade 5 or above in English Language or Literature with an APS of 4.50 or above.

Your next steps...

Media Studies students can progress into a wide range of careers such as journalism, marketing, graphic design, film production, public relations and publishing.