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Media Studies A Level at Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Course description

Media Studies (AQA)

Media Studies is an exciting, relevant and engaging subject which is constantly evolving.  Students will develop a range of skills from close analysis linked to the theoretical framework to practical production skills.  Areas covered include media language (which includes cinematography, narrative, genre and form), representational issues, media industries and audiences as well as media issues, debates, contexts and media theories.

A mixture of class teaching, groups work, independent research and production of media products.  Students will work independently on their NEA (non-examined assessment) but guidance will be given.  The course demands active participation in class and independent research.




Entry requirements

Grade 6 in English Language or English Literature


Paper 1: 2 hours written paper (worth 35% of the A Level)

Paper 2: 2 hours written paper (worth 35% of the A Level)

Non-examination assessment (worth 30% of the A Level)

Future opportunities

Media related courses such as Journalism, Editing, Communication, Design, Film,  Television, New Media, Fashion Industry, Business, Advertising and Marketing and Radio.

Further information

A very wide range. Media graduates are highly valued for their synoptic, practical and analytical skills. Media touches most areas of industry and is seen as a desirable qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dartford Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 23 October 2018
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