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Media Studies A Level Y1 at Sussex Downs College

Course description

This course is split into two elements; exam and coursework. The exam element looks critically at a range of media forms from music videos to magazine adverts. You will analyse the way they are constructed, engage audiences and represent social ideas and beliefs. One focus will be on the representation of social groups, issues and events. Previous case studies have included the cult of celebrity, the London riots and teen delinquency. There will be one end of year exam that assesses your understanding of textual analysis, representation and audience theories. You will undertake practical and creative coursework, which may include the production of a script and the marketing materials for a teen horror film and will develop your skills in design, desktop publishing and digital photography.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

There are no subject specific entry criteria for this course.


This course is 30% coursework and 70% examination. There is one 2 ½ hour exam in the summer. During the course your progress will be monitored through regular homework/independent study.

Future opportunities

Media studies is appropriate for almost all Higher Education courses, employment opportunities generally and employment within the media industry at an appropriate level.

Further information

See prospectus for more information or attend an open day

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 February 2018
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