Media Studies A Level at The Buckingham School - A Sports College
This interesting course develops students enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives. It will help them to develop a critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts and through the creative application of practical skills. Students will explore production processes, technologies and contexts. They will develop their research and analytical skills and learn how to present their analysis.
Students are expected to undertake extensive research into media products, including watching films from a wide variety of genres and following film festivals. They will be expected to keep a regular blog and to explore filming and editing techniques. Students are expected to meet deadlines and ensure the work they produce is to a consistently high standard.
For A-level Media Studies students must have gained a C or above in GCSE English Language or Literature.
English Literature and Film Studies work well alongside Media Studies, as these courses focus on skills of analysis and interpretation and require students to evaluate texts. Drama and Theatre Studies is also a good combination as it helps students to understand the concepts of lighting, scene and camera work.
The skills and insight achieved by taking a course in Media Studies are useful in many university courses, particularly the humanities and business studies. Students may go on to have a career in performing arts, teaching, business, advertising or research for example.
Miss A Stepney, Curriculum Leader
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Buckingham School - A Sports College directly.