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Media Studies at West Derby School

Course description

AS outline

At AS, candidates investigate the media in order to understand and evaluate how meanings and responses are created. The contemporary media landscape and its changing contexts are studied in terms of products, platforms and technologies:

* Unit 1: Investigating Media
* Unit 2: Creating Media.

A2 outline

At A2, candidates are encouraged to demonstrate, develop and formulate their understanding of the media and its influential role in today's society as well as debating major contemporary media issues:

* Unit 3: Critical Perspectives
* Unit 4: Media: Research and Production.

Entry requirements

Students entering this course would normally be expected to have 5 ā€˜Cā€™ grades at GCSE, including English Language C grade, or above.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

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