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AS/A2 Level in Media Studies at Great Marlow School

Course description

The mass media is one of the world-changing phenomena of the last one hundred years. We are constantly surrounded by media products which compete for our attention and the technology behind the media is changing and advancing all the time. It is easy to argue that the mass media not only reflect our values and attitudes, but also have an influence in shaping them. Placed in this context, it is easy to see that Media Studies is a fascinating subject, which provides students with the opportunity to assess, analyse and produce a range of different media products.

The course explore the ways in which media texts are constructed and consumed. We investigate the organisations that produce media texts, considering the ways in which the media tries to manipulate its audience. We also learn to use media production tools to create original media products. Media Studies is part sociology, part psychology, with a smattering of art, economics, politics and business studies thrown in for good measure. It is a very popular choice for students who appreciate a subject which is academic in its foundation but also provides opportunities to apply learning in a practical context. 

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved at least a Grade C in their GCSE Media Studies. If you have not studied Media at GCSE you need a Grace C or above in English Language. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 March 2015
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Key information

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