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Media Studies at Range High School

Course description

You will develop your analytical and evaluative skills by studying a range of media texts (for example film extracts, adverts, newspapers, websites). You will also produce your own media texts (including film trailers, TV title sequences, magazine articles and websites).

AS Media Studies features two units:

Investigating Media - is an exam in which you will analyse an unseen media text, then write about a prepared topic

Creating Media - is a coursework unit in which you will produce two linked media texts, then evaluate how successful you have been

A2 Media Studies features two units:

Critical Perspectives - is an exam in which you will answer questions on two unseen texts, then write a longer essay on a prepared topic of your choice

Research and Production - is a coursework unit in which you write an extended essay on a part of the media you are particularly interested in, then produce a media text which is linked to this topic of your choice

Entry requirements

You do not need GCSE Media Studies to study A-Level Media Studies. If you have got it, great! Otherwise we look at your attainment in other subjects which require good analysis and communication skills, principally English.

For A-Level Media Studies we require at least a B grade in GCSE Media Studies and/or English.

To view further information on entry requirements for your chosen pathway, please click here and read pages six and seven of the Sixth Form Prospectus.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 June 2014

Key information

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