Media Studies A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College
You will be interested in the modern media as well as wanting to produce your own media work. Students often progress to further work in a media related area, whether academic or vocational. Others access a wide range of other degrees. Knowledge and understanding of the media is increasingly valued across industry as an important aspect of living and working in the digital age.
You will be introduced to the fundamentals of media texts, concepts and contexts, developing an ability to interpret a media text as well as to study a broad, cross-media topic like broadcast or film fiction, documentary, lifestyle, music, news or sport. You will research, plan, produce and evaluate examples of products typical of the modern broadcasting, web-based or print media. Later on, you’ll deepen your understanding of the media, drawing in some media theory and discussing modern media issues and debates.
Lessons will involve a variety of teaching methods and learning activities, including pair and group work, discussion and individual research. Teaching of the theoretical topics will be followed by opportunities to put such theory into practice.
Grade C or better in GCSE Maths and either: grade A* or A in GCSE English, plus at least 3 other C grades or better at GCSE or: grade B in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.2 or better from at least 5 GCSEs or: grade C in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.5 or better from at least 5 GCSEs.
To study media studies at A level there are no subject specific requirements. You will need to meet the college’s general entry criteria.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.