Media Studies

A Level

Overview

It is now more important than ever to understand the role and influence of media within society. Drawing on concepts explored by the social sciences, humanities, cultural studies, philosophy, anthropology and economics, to name but a few, Media Studies is a field that combines both theoretical and practical studies, dealing with the ownership, construction, broadcast, critical theory and wider effects upon both the individual and society.

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Assessment:

Coursework (30%) Exam (70%)

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements including GCSE level 4s in English and Mathematics.

Exam board: OCR
Costs:

£50 for materials. Optional field trips will be offered also. Students will need regular access to their own HD digital camera (not a smartphone).

Programme leader:

Sarah Wilson

Course structure

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Careers

There are various options to consider for a career in the field of media including teacher/lecturer, broadcasting, research, sales, marketing and advertising. Students may consider direct entry into related employment.

Higher education

Whilst students may continue on to study media and communications related subjects, this course is relevant to those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level.

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