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Media Studies at Sir William Robertson Academy

Course description

Anybody alive today cannot help but be awed by the tremendous scale and power of modern media. The Media, in all its many shapes and forms, is everywhere. Marshall McLuhan famously claimed that “the medium is the message”. Media Studies will help you understand that message. Media Studies will help you understand and analyse the modern world in which we live in a way that no other subject can.

Media Studies seeks to develop students’ ability to create media products as well as explore the principles behind such media. You will make films, broadcast radio shows, design magazines and websites. You will advertise, market and publicise. You will create and evaluate.

Media Studies lessons are a mixture of theory and practice. Academic analysis is combined with imaginative creativity in order to help media students appreciate the myriad elements of modern media processes.

As part of your lessons you will study a wide range of ideas, concepts and theories: media forms, representations, institutions and audiences. You will look in detail at things like reality TV, news values, moral panics, regulation and censorship, the digital revolution…and much more besides.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to get on a full AdvancedLevel programme at Sir William Robertson Sixth Form is 5GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Maths.

We would also normally expect you to have at least a grade C at GCSE, where taken, in the subject or course you wishto take at Advanced Level.

Where the GCSE has not been taken, the Core and/or a related GCSE will be used todetermine suitability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir William Robertson Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years