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Media A-Level at President Kennedy School

Course description

Media Studies is a highly practical, creative course where your knowledge and understanding of media texts, industries and audiences are explored. Researching into genre, narrative and representation leads into designing and producing your own media productions. If you are interested in reading media and interpreting images, and you would like to experience this using the latest software, then A- Level Media Studies is for you.

Course content

AS Module Unit 1

• 50% Media Representation and Responses (25% of overall A-Level)

• Three compulsory questions including one question on unseen audio-visual or print-based material

• External Assessment: 2 hrs 30 mins exam

AS Module Unit 2

• 50% Media Production Processes (25% of overall A-Level)

• Three Components

• One Pre-Production

• One Production

• One Report on the production process

Entry requirements

Standard minimum entry requirements including a grade B in English


• External Assessment: 2hours and 30 min Exam - 50%

• Internal Production Assessment: Three Pieces - 50%

Future opportunities

Television, Radio, Animation, Editing, Publishing, Journalism, Illustration, Film Production, Scriptwriting and Creative Writing, Theatre, Video Game Design.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 October 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: 5002792X