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Media Studies at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

How can we interpret the world around us?  Whether that be through access to the digital innovations of the last thirty years or through the traditional channels of print and broadcast, we are bombarded with thousands of messages on a daily basis.

The A Level Media Studies course aims to equip students with the critical and practical skills to allow them to make sense of the increasingly complex times in which we live.


Course content

Assessment: 70% written exam, 30% coursework. The two year course is divided into 3 components.

• Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences

• Component 2: Television in the Global Age, Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative, Online Media

• Component 3: A cross-media production from a choice of briefs set by the awarding body, applying knowledge and understanding of the key concepts studied.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 5 in both English and Maths together with an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.

Students will need to have achieved the subject-specific entry requirements, which for A Level Media Studies is also a Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language or Literature.

Future opportunities

Students can progress into a wide range of media-related careers after further study at Higher Education. The course prepares students for a range of humanities-based degrees including Media Studies, English, Cultural Studies and Film Studies.

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Links with other courses

English Literature, Film Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, Art and Photography.

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: 25 October 2017
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