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Media Studies A Level at De Montfort School

Course description

Year 12

Year 12 will provide you with a framework for analysing a wide range of media texts and will require you to study how people, events and issues are represented across different media platforms. You will be encouraged to make connections between media representations and how audiences respond to them. A wide range of media concepts and theories will be introduced and applied to media texts from broadcast, print and web-based platforms.

Year 13

Students will study a number of case studies chosen from a list set by the exam board. These will cover different media industries and offer students the opportunity for in depth analytical study and a more advanced application of theoretical approaches to texts and audiences. The practical production will be a response to a brief set by the exam board and will comprise of a print or audio-visual product with accompanying written research study.

Set texts

The new draft specification lists a variety of options for textual study, including the following:

  • Visual Media
  • Text-based Media
  • Advertising

Entry requirements

At least a B in Media Studies, or a Level 5 in English Language or English Literature. It is not essential that you have studied Media Studies at GCSE.


Assessment in Year 13 will be by 2 examinations (70%) and one media production completed in response to a brief set by the exam board (30%).

Future opportunities

A Level Media Studies provides an excellent foundation for anyone interested in studying Media and Communications courses in Higher Education or pursuing a career in any aspect of media production, marketing or management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Montfort School directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017
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