Media Studies A Level at Manshead CE Academy
Students beginning A Level Media Studies in September 2017 will be studying a new specification. The exact content of the new Media specifications is yet to be confirmed, however, the following details have been published:
Assessment weighting: 70% Exam 30% Controlled assessment.
Analysis of media texts, focusing on their cultural, social and historical context
Study of media key concepts: Media language, Industries, Audiences and Representations
Investigation into media studies debates e.g. censorship, the internet, new media
The individual construction of a cross media portfolio e.g. a video with an accompanying magazine front cover and webpage
Grade 4 or higher in English
As part of a wider programme of study the course provides an excellent basis for progression to many careers and University courses. Media related University courses include: Film and Television Production, Film Studies, Digital Media Arts and Media and Communication Studies. Examples of employment from the study of Media includes; Media production, journalism, marketing and advertising.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Manshead CE Academy directly.