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AS Level : Media at English Martyrs Catholic School

Course description

The Aim of this course is to develop young film makers who strive for excellence and originality in their work.  Students will be expected to develop the skills required in the Film production life cycle, including an understanding and ability to apply varying research techniques, communication and planning skills, technical skills such as the ability to use film and sound recording equipment, an understanding of different shots and angles used in film, creative skills and the ability to edit to a high standard.  In so doing, students will achieve academically and develop skills and a passion that they will carry forward into many different aspect of their life.

You will enjoy this course if you wish to develop:

  • skills and knowledge relevant to a particular media sector in particular film
  • an understanding of professional practice in the media industry
  • an appreciation of the way the media industry is structured and how it works
  • a show-reel or portfolio of work


Entry requirements

5 passes and keen interest in Media. Access to a computer is essential.


You create a media product for assessment in both the As and A2 tiers.  As Units 1 and 2 are assessed by coursework.  As Unit 3 will be assessed by means of a set brief published by Edexcel.

Your work for this brief will bemarked by your teacher and moderated by a visiting examiner.


Exam Board: Edexcel

Future opportunities

A level Media qualifies for UCAS points so if you complete it successfully you could move on to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma in related subjects.  You could also go on to relevant employment.

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 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year