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Media Studies AS/A2 Level at Alderbrook School

Course description

Media surrounds us! To make sense of the world today is to be proficient in deciphering the symbolism and coding of what we read, watch, listen to and interact with. To study media is to understand and develop communication skills and techniques in a range of media contexts: print, audio-visual and interactive.

To function effectively in the 21st century is to have a developed, informed, critical and creative sense of the way media can be used to shape perceptions, attitudes and behaviour.

Course content

Students will hone communication skills for a range of audiences through a variety of media forms – film, TV, advertising, radio and the internet. Research techniques and creative production skills, combined with working in groups and as individuals, will develop transferable skills for the future.  

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in GCSE Media Studies or an equivalent qualification, ie, ICT, Business, English.

Future opportunities

University degrees and apprenticeships that require or often prefer Media Studies include:

Media studies, media and communication studies, journalism and broadcasting.


Possible careers:

Directly related: Programme research film/video/broadcasting, public relations and production.

Further afield: Advertising/ marketing, journalism, information officer, civil service and broadcasting.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2015
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Key information

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