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Media Studies A Level at Poole High School

Course description

Studying the A-Level Media Studies course at Poole High School will introduce students to a variety of different media and lay the foundations for further study at Degree Level. 


Media Studies is both a theoretical look at the media and a hands-on approach. Students look at how the media works, so written analysis and the ability to communicate using media terminology is essential. There are also a number of practical projects to choose from, so students can use their creative side too.

Course content

•       Television Drama

•       Magazines

•       Media Theory

•       Newspapers

•       Web Pages

•       Radio

•       Video Games 


Which pupils do well at A-Level Media Studies?


•       Those with an analytical and inquisitive mind

•       Those who have good written communication skills

•       Those who like project work 

Entry requirements

  • C in GCSE English
  • Preferably done Media at GCSE – a B or above if done


•       Foundation/Advanced Portfolio

•        Two hour exam in June. 

Financial information

Text books, tuition and course materials are provided free, however contributions are requested from parents for trips and visits that may support learning in school. Some students will be eligible for the 16-19 Bursary Fund, which is a government-provided fund for sixth form students facing financial hardship. It can help towards costs for travel, equipment (for example in PE or Food Technology), trips and books.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poole High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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