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Media Studies 'AS' & 'A2' at Temple Moor High School

Course description

The Media Studies A Level course involves in-depth study of such aspects of the media as broadcast fiction, documentary, electronic media and advertising and marketing. Students learn about the construction of identity of various groups and have plenty of opportunity to develop their creative skills. The course helps students to understand the importance of the media and its role in modern society.

Course content

Subject content:

Media language; Media representation; Media industries; Media audiences


Media One:

Section A will focus on Media Language and Media Representations. Questions in this section will test the following forms: advertising and marketing; music video.


Section B will focus on Media Industries and Media Audiences. Questions in this section can test any two of the following forms: Radio; newspapers; film (industries only).


Media Two:

Questions will focus on the in-depth media forms of television, magazines and online, social and participatory media/video games.

Entry requirements

If you have studied GCSE Media you will need at least a C, if not you will need at least a grade 5 in English.


Media One:

Written exam: 2 hours - 84 marks - 35% of A-level

Media Two:

Written exam: 2 hours - 84 marks - 35% of A-level

Non Exam Assessment:

A choice of one of six annually changing briefs, set by AQA - 60 marks - 30% of A-level.

Future opportunities

Progression from Media Studies includes higher education courses and careers in television, radio, newspapers, magazines, advertising and marketing.


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: 18 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years