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Media Studies A level at The Corsham School

Course description

Candidates will learn how to develop a critical understanding of the media’s influence on society.  There are opportunities for students to investigate what interests them, a choice of crossmedia studies and production work

Course content

  • Comprehensive and integrated coverage of media theory and practice
  •  Focus on new technologies
  •  Covers audiences as both producers and consumers of media texts
  •  Opportunities for students to investigate what interests them
  •  Choice of cross-media studies
  •  Emphasis on contemporary issues and debates
  •  Prepares students for progression into work or higher education in a range of media-related areas

Entry requirements

Minimum B grade in English Language and English Literature.


Paper 1

What’s Assessed

  • Questions Will Focus on Issues and Debates in The Media

How It’s Assessed

  • Written Exam: 2 Hours
  • Short and Extended Response Questions
  • 35% Of A Level


Paper 2

What’s Assessed

  • The Analysis of Media Products with Reference to The Close Study Products (Cps) And Other Products.
  • Understanding of The Contexts in Which the Products Were Created.

How It’s Assessed

  • Written Exam
  • Short and Extended Response Questions
  • 35% Of A Level


Non-Exam Assessment: Media Project

What’s Assessed

  • Application of Knowledge and Understanding of The Theoretical Framework.
  • Practical Skills Relating to The Media Format of Their Choice, From A Selection.

How It’s Assessed

  • A Choice of Topics Related the Overarching, Annually Changing Theme
  • Students Will Produce a Statement of Intent and Cross Media Products for An Intended Audience
  • 30% Of A-Level

Future opportunities

This qualification is accepted by a wide number of universities and is also accepted by a wide range of employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Corsham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

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