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A Level Media

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title GCE A Level Media
Code 603/1150/2
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3


A-Level Media Studies is designed to encourage students to enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the media and the powerful role it plays in their lives. The course helps to develop a critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts as well as developing a creative application of practical skills


At AS, candidates investigate the media in order to understand and evaluate how meanings and responses are created. The contemporary media landscape and its changing contexts are studied it terms of products, platform and technologies:                                                                     Unit 1: Investigating Media                                                                                             Unit 2: Creating Media.

At A2, candidates are encouraged to demonstrate, develop and formulate their understanding of the media and its influential role in today's society as well as debating major contemorary media issues:                                                                                                                       Unit 3: Critical Prespectives                                                                                             Unit 4: Media: Research and Production. 

How will it be delivered?

AS Media 30% Coursework                                                                                                                50% Exam taking in May 2016

A2 Media 30% Coursework                                                                                                                50% Exam taken in 2017

Entry requirements

 5 GCSE's A*-C, including English

Your next steps...

Media courses in higher education are growing in popularity and this whole area of study is rapidly expanding.  Media studies graduates find employment in many fields such as PR, journalism, marketing or teaching.


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