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Media Studies A Level at Sidmouth College

Course description

Media Studies is an exciting course in which students analyse and produce films, advertisements, music videos, websites, magazines and radio shows. The course is also very practical; anyone interested in any of the media listed should definitely consider taking it as an A Level.

Media Studies offers you the challenge to get creative and engage your imaginations!

Course content

You will study a range of media (television, film, newspapers, magazines, websites and social media). You will analyse key features of these media forms and then apply these, creating your own practical productions.

At AS and A2 you work individually or in groups during your coursework.

The exams are about the wider media industry, how texts are produced and how they are understood by audiences. You will never watch a film or television programme in the same way again!

Entry requirements

Media is a demanding course requiring a great deal of independent learning. You will be expected to use study periods to develop your work with greater independence.

To study Media studies at A Level you will be expected to have 5 GCSEs including a C grade or above in English Language.


Your work will be assessed using 4 assessment objectives. You will have regular reviews with your teacher to help and guide your learning. The course involves both coursework (internally assessed and externally moderated) and external examinations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sidmouth College directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017

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