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Media Studies AS & A Level at NewVIc

Course description

On this course you will learn how Media affects the way we view the world. You will learn how to analyse various Media texts including film, television, print images, advertising and documentaries, how films and TV programmes are structured, how audiences are targeted and the way that different groups are represented in the Media.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • how we understand the Media
  • Advertising
  • Print
  • Web
  • Radio
  • Film and TV
  • how people are portrayed in the Media

On the course you will:

  • analyse a range of Media products from different genres
  • carry out analysis of audiences for Media texts
  • make your own Print campaign
  • learn to use industry-standard design software and Media technology

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language (grade 9-5).


You will be assessed through examinations and practical coursework.

Future opportunities

You will be able to progress to university to study a degree in Media, Cultural Studies, Film and TV, Advertising, Design or a wide range of other degree programmes related to Media Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.