Media Studies A level at The Thomas Aveling School
This is a two year course
The first year provides an introduction to the language and conceptual framework of Media Studies. Units cover
- coursework (Media Production Processes);
- exam topic (Media Representations and Responses): the textual analysis of still and moving images from areas of the media such as film and television to video games and internet .
The focus is analysing the codes and conventions of texts and issues of representation and audience responses.
The second year develops both understanding and application of key media concepts. Units cover
- coursework (Media Investigation and Production)
- exam topic (Media– Text, Industry and Audience) which is designed to explore the relationship between media texts, audiences and industry.
A minimum of 5 GCSE ( or equivalent ) passes at grade A*- C, including English and a genuine interest in film, television, radio, newspapers, magazines and new media technology. A pass grade in GCSE Media Studies is an advantage but not a requirement to take this course.
Progression into higher education or employment. Media Studies is one of the fastest growing subjects in order to keep up with an employee deficit in the media industry. Those with media training will find employment specifically in film, television, radio, journalism, advertising, marketing and new media technologies or, generally, in any job requiring energy or creative flair.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thomas Aveling School directly.