Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who have an interest in the media or advertising industry. Within the course students will study topics such as media representations, media language, audiences and pre-production, production and the process.

There are opportunities for you to take part in trips to media museums and cinema and enter your work into competitions.

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to know how and why we choose to watch particular films and television programmes, listen to certain music
  • Would like a chance to create a practical production of their own
  • Are interested in using media equipment, computers, video cameras, edit and sound-recording suites
  • Would like to progress into employment in areas such as broadcast, journalism, advertising, media production or public relations
  • Would like to study a Media related course at higher education.

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by coursework (30%) and exams (70%) The Units are:

  • Analysing Media Language and Representation
  • Understanding Media Industries and Audiences
  • Television in the Global Age
  • Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative Media
  • Media in the Online Age

What skills will you develop?

Skills students will develop on this course include:

  • Textual Analysis 
  • Theoretical framework 
  • Literacy 
  • Oracy 
  • Confidence 
  • Practice 
  • Collaboration 
  • Effort 
  • Systems 
  • Theoretical debate 
  • Evaluative Criticism 
  • Production skills 
  • Metacognition 
  • Creativity 
  • Video Prod Skills 
  • Vision 

Progression Routes

There are a variety of different progression routes you can follow with this course. This can include different pathways to achieve numerous careers through Higher Education, Apprenticeships or directly into Employment. Here are some progression routes:

  • E-Sports Professional
  • Screenwriter
  • TV/Film Producer
  • Games Designer
  • Media Researcher
  • Promotions Manager
  • Media Analyst
  • Web Designer
  • Social Media Content Producer
  • Marketing
  • Press

A Level

Course Leader:
Stephen Robson

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 5 in English with an average points score of 4.2 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by coursework (30%) and exams (70%)