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Media Studies A-level at Queen Katharine Academy

Course description

Media is a popular and well subscribed subject both at AS and A2. Many students in the past have gone on to study Media at university and this tradition will continue this academic year. The A-Level programme is evenly split between theoretical study of the media landscape and practical production work. Students study a range of media forms, and analyse how trends and movements within society can affect change in the media industry.

Course content

You will study comprehensive and integrated coverage of media theories and practice. Audience will be covered as both consumers and producers of media texts. In AS you will gain a comprehensive understanding of Contemporary British TV Drama, whilst A2 will focus on social media, crowd sourcing, collaboration in the online world and political engagement and control though mass media.

Entry requirements

Students wanting to take on a level three course need to ensure that they achieve 5 A-Cs. For Media, at least one of them needs to be in English or Media at GCSE.


There are four main assessment objectives. These are assessed through both the Production Portfolios, and through final examination in both AS and A2.

Future opportunities

Students can go on to extend their expertise in Media through a university course. They can also enter industry and go into certain careers such as Editing, animation, directing, journalism etc.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2015
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