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.

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
  • Are keen to use new technologies such as the internet to develop their skills
  • 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
 

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%)