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Media Studies A Level at London Academy

Course description

The importance of communication cannot be understated. The power of the printed word and modern electronic communication is extraordinary. This media studies course will teach students the role and responsibilities of news gathering and reporting, the manufacturing and production of multi-media communication and the construction and analysis of newspaper, magazines, online texts, film and television programmes and radio production.

The course also offers students the opportunity to produce three media products using traditional or modern medium focusing on contemporary issues.

Through investigation and research students will develop the critical and analytical skills needed to produce their own media production using a range of techniques. This is a demanding course which will require wide reading as well as a team interest in news and current affairs and willingness to participate at all levels.

AS level 

  • Unit 1: Investigating Media
  • Unit 2: Creating Media

A2 level

  • Unit 3: Media: Critical Perspectives
  • Unit 4: Media: Research and Production 

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have gained 5 A*- C grades at GCSE with at least a grade C in English and Media Studies (if students studied this at GCSE). No previous knowledge of the subject is required but you would benefit from having an active interest in broadcast fiction and news, newspapers, film and documentary.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact London Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

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