Media Studies

A Level




Course 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.

Media studies teacher, James Ashford has put together a great video unpacking the course and offers some of the great benefits from studying this A Level.



Coursework (30%) Exam (70%)

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements.

Exam board: OCR

£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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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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