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Media Studies AS/A2 Level at Holte School

Course description

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Course content

AS Level

Mest 1 - Investigating Media

Mest 2 - Creating Media


A2 Level

Mest 3 - Critical Perspectives

Mest 4 - Media Research and Production.


Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s grade A*-C including English and Mathematics.

It is not essential that students have studied Media Studies at GCSE.



Year 1 - AS

Mest 1 - 50% of AS (25% of A Level)

2 hours written examination (80 marks).

Two sections: A - four compulsory short answer questions. B - choice of one from two essays.


Mest 2 - 50% of AS (25% of A Level)

Practical unit - Internally assessed and externally moderated (80 marks)

Two linked production pieces taken from two of the three media platforms studied in Mest 1 plus 1500 word evaluation.


Year 2 - A2

Mest 3 - 25% of A Level

2 hours written examination

Two sections: A - three compulsory questions on unseen stimulus pieces. B - one essay from a choice of two topics, available January and June.

Mest 2 - 25% of A Level

Practical unit - Internally assessed and externally moderated (80 marks)

Two sections: Critical Investigation (48 marks)

Linked production piece (32 marks)


Future opportunities

There are many opportunities including education, business, journalism, media and advertising. Students may enter employment from A level or go on to study at Higher level through a degree or HND course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years