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Media - A Level at Dinnington High School

Course description

Level 3

A course suitable for students wishing to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of both theory and practice within the creative media industries.

Course content

The course requires students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of media language (how media texts communicate meanings), representation (how the media portrays events, issues, individuals and social groups), media industries (the process of production, distribution and circulation) and media audiences (how they are targeted and how they consume/respond to media forms). The course requires students to complete close analysis of a range of texts, relevant to key social, cultural, economic, political and historical contexts. Along with this, students will apply knowledge gained to their own, individual production.

Entry requirements

4/5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above (or equivalent), preferably a Grade C in a creative subject and English Language.

This course requires a broad range of skills; ICT, creativity, independent learning, communication, analytical.


TBC by exam boards, but will be a combination of coursework and written exam(s).

Future opportunities

Courses/careers in any creative and/or communication related subjects.

Further information

Enrichment Opportunities

Work as Media Technician.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mrs J Fisher
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01909 550066
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • We are located by the side of a local college and on a major bus route, from Worksop and Rotherham.  Buses also run regularly from Sheffield.