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Media Studies A Level at WQE

Course description

The aim of the course is to develop a deep understanding of how the media works and to put this into practice with practical work. A wide range of media texts will be studied, using a comprehensive theoretical framework and a variety of advanced theoretical approaches will be used to support critical exploration and analysis. You will work from the product outwards to debate key questions about the contextual make-up of the media. Although many of the texts studied will be contemporary, there will also be an emphasis on older media forms as well. Added to this there will be a sense of the modern media as a global product and you will be engaging with the complex relationship between media products, audiences and media industries.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements this course also usually requires students to have achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language.


Assessment for A Level Media Studies is made up of three components. There will be two examinations taken at the end of the course and also a non-examination assessment (coursework) component.
At the moment this is draft level and may be amended before first teaching in the autumn of 2017.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years