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.
5 GCSE's A*-C, including English
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.