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Media Studies A Level at Burlington Danes Academy

Course description

Topics covered

1. Media language

2. Media representation

3. Media industries

4. Media audiences 

Entry requirements

·At least 6 A*-B grades at GCSE including English and Maths (grades 5 and above).

· Students on this pathway will take 3 A' levels, studying linear courses for 2 years.

· Students need to achieve at least a B at GCSE in their chosen A' Level subjects, or closely related subjects (e.g. English and Science grades are used for Psychology entry. See subject-specific entry requirements)

 · Minimum of 4 B grades required not including BTEC or vocational equivalents

Key skills required to complete ths course 

  •  Recall, select and communicate their knowledge and understanding of media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed.
  •  Analyse and respond to media texts/topics using media key concepts and appropriate terminology.
  •  Demonstrate research, planning and presentation skills.
  •  Construct and evaluate their own products using creative and technical skills. 


1. You will complete a series of mock exams.

2. You will be assessed throughout through your creative outcome. 

Further information

Key tips for success

  • · Organise folders
  • · Keep folder updated, meeting the deadlines and folder requirements.
  • · Respond creatively to given brief
  • · Use media terminology
  • · Practise exam technique
  • · Keep up-to-date with recent media issues and debates
  • · Demonstrate wider reading through studying media textbooks and journals.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 December 2016
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