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Media Studies at Outwood Grange Academy

Course description

This course leads to an A level in Media Studies. Students will study at least 3 media platforms such as broadcast fact and fiction, print and e-media, which are underpinned by a set of key media concepts and theories. Students will undertake cross media studies and make analytical responses to media platforms as well as producing practical productions. Students are expected to be both analytical and creative and to read widely to enhance understanding of media debates and cultural issues.

This is an exciting and popular course, which explores and evaluates contemporary media texts and the way an audience receives it in relation to theory.

Course content

What will I learn at A Level?

The course will build on the media concepts and platforms studied at GCSE, if applicable, and will use all the skills and knowledge students may have already acquired. If the subject has not already been studied at GCSE, students will need to acquire the key knowledge and skills in the early part of the course.The course will include study of broadcast fact and fiction, print and e media. Students will develop their independent learning skills and learn how to analyse media platforms analytically and critically. During practical production sessions, students will develop their technical skills as well as improving their creativity to construct their own practical productions.

Entry requirements

At least a Level 5+ in GCSE English is required in order to be accepted on to the course. However, we will also consider students suitability for the course on an individual basis and this will take into account GCSE English UMS marks and any intervention received for GCSE. There is no requirement that students should have GCSE Media Studies, but where this qualification has been achieved a sound grade is expected as an indication of enthusiasm and aptitude for the subject.


How will I be assessed at A Level?

Assessment is by examinations and coursework.

Financial information

Students may be expected to purchase texts such as magazines or newspapers to analyse independently.

Future opportunities

Many students of A Level Media Studies aim to pursue their studies at degree level and then enter careers such as journalism, photography, publishing, marketing and public relations.

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: 25 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 30