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Media Studies A-Level at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form

Course description

Media Studies is the perfect blend of creative and theoretical thinking, offering students the chance to achieve results through both practical film making and more traditional exam based assessment. In Year 12 students have the opportunity to create the opening to a thriller movie, while in Year 13 they create a documentary film on a subject of their choice, learning all of the skills needed from storyboarding to editing their final product. Students record their progress through self-maintained blog, giving each of them full ownership over their final assessment pieces.

Course content

Year 12

  • Practical: Preliminary task & Group
  • Coursework piece (an introduction to a thriller)
  • Theory: Textual Analysis & Narrative, Genre, Audience and Representation theory

Year 13

  • Practical: Documentary film making on a subject of the students’ choice
  • Theory: Censorship and regulation unit and evaluation

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE

C grade in GCSE English Language

C grade in English Literature

Future opportunities

Students of Media Studies often go on to pursue careers in

  • Film making
  • Journalism
  • Television
  • Fashion
  • Photography
  • Pyschology
  • Art
  • Sociology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Churchill Academy and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

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