Whatever your future ambitions

We have a course suitable for you

Click here for more information

Creative Industries

A level Media Studies

QUALIFICATION AS / A2

EXAMINATION BOARD WJEC

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

AS/A2 UNITS

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.

ASSESSMENT

50% coursework 50% examination.

Entry

5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English language.

PROGRESSION

Most students apply to and are offered places at university or one of the creative apprenticeships

Studying with us is not just about good courses

Take a look at the fantastic enrichment programme on offer

Click Here

Course Length:

2 Years


Course Levels:

3



Apply
Now

Latest News

Another year of exceptional A level and vocational success at The College Merthyr Tydfil

View all latest news

Latest Tweet

See all tweets

Stay Informed

If you are in Year 9,10,11 and are starting to think about college and your future? Why not sign up for our newsletter for all the latest information about college life, open days and events.

Click on image to find out more