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Cambridge Technicals in Media Level 3 Extended Diploma at Coombe Girls' School

Course description

Media studies will allow you to explore the different aspects of one of the world’s largest industries. No matter what career you choose, you will almost certainly become involved with media issues and contexts to a greater or lesser extent. In this course you will learn how to create various media texts and evaluate how they impact people around you.

This course is ideal for students with a sound ability in English (preferable an English GCSE at an A* to C grade) and who enjoys working with practically based assignments towards different client briefs. Do you consider yourself creative or can you imagine yourself working on a film set or in a design or music studio in the future? If you like to learn and work with different technologies and if you are open to working as a part of a team then this course is made for you.

Course content

In this course, there are no exams, so you are not under pressure to perform in a one-off test. Instead, assessment and learning support throughout the course gives you a much better indication of your progress, and a greater chance of success. The courses cover areas such as television production, advertising, radio production, photography filmmaking, design and layout and many more.

The extended diploma qualification contains 18 units (equivalent to 3 A levels). During your 18 lessons a week there is a high expectation of attendance and punctuality, and that deadlines are kept throughout the course. A number of media studies trips are also planned throughout the year to places such as the BBC studios, BBFC and The Guardian.

Entry requirements

4 A* - C grades at GCSE with a minimum of a D grade in English Language.



Future opportunities

As a media student you will have the opportunity to complete work experience in the media industry, tailored to your interests and future career plans. Previous placements have led students to summer work and contacts for the future in their chosen field.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coombe Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years