A level Media Studies
QUALIFICATION AS / A2
EXAMINATION BOARD WJEC
A level media studies is a practical course that includes the study of television and genre (e.g. soaps, sitcoms, news) including film & cinema, newspapers, magazines & comics, audience & effects, media past, present & future and advertising.
The first year is the AS course which is split into two key units:
- Media representations and responses
- Media production processes
These will enable you to learn how media forms are constructed and the importance of digital technology and media convergence.
The second year completes the A level with two units:
- Media investigation & production
- Media – text, industry and audience
As part of these you will study three media industries in depth: film, advertising and television.
The coursework involves an extended research essay and a production piece e.g. DVD or CD covers and marketing material.
50% coursework 50% examination.
5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English language.
Most students apply to and are offered places at university or one of the creative apprenticeships