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Media A level at Brompton Academy

Course description


The A level is studied over two years. Unit three consists of two pre-set topic areas for study during the year, in which you will explore across one or more of the three platforms. Each topic area will allow you to examine media issues and debates, theory and wider contexts, while also consolidating your understanding and use of media concepts. You will produce an individual case study of your own choice for each pre-set topic selected. Unit Four

will be a critical investigation, which will result in a written report of approximately 2000 words. This is intended to provide an in-depth background for the practical production.


Entry requirements

You need to have achieved 5 A* - C GCSE's to include Maths and English.  It is desirable, but not essential that students have studied Media at GCSE level.  Grade 6 in GCSE English Language or English Literature.




The examination for Unit Three will take the form of a two-hour examination paper. It will be marked out of 80. The first part will be from unseen stimulus material which may be print, e-media, audio or moving image based in which you will have a series of questions to answer. The second section will be two pre-set topic areas for study during the year. Unit Four will be internally assessed and externally moderated

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Future opportunities

Completion of the A level qualification will give between 16 and 56 UCAS points, to be used to gain entry onto a degree course or entry into the workplace.


Further information

For further information, please contact Brompton Academy on 01634 852341.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brompton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 January 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years