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Media Studies A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Subject Specific

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.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016
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    • 1. Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs for the A590 and Barrow (33 miles).
      2. After 25 miles pass through Ulverston and then the villages of Swarthmoor and Lindal.
      3. At the third roundabout after this take the first exit, signposted Furness General Hospital and Furness Abbey.
      4. At the next roundabout take the second exit.
      5. Pass Abbey House Hotel on the left and take the first turning on the left into Rating Lane.
      6. The College is 400 yards down Rating Lane on the left hand side.