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Media Studies A Level at City of Westminster College

Course description

You will be introduced to a range of key concepts (representation, audience, ideology, genre, narrative, institutions) and learn how to apply these to analyse a variety of media texts (print, moving image, websites). You will study in detail the issue of representation and how this relates to audience. For example, how men and women, teenagers, old people, the disabled are represented in the media will be examined.

Entry requirements

All A-level candidates must have a minimum of Six GCSEs – and all candidates must have GCSE English and Maths at C or above..


There are two main parts to the exam (each worth 50%): There will be an exam in June involving a comparative analysis of ‘unseen’ media texts set by the Board; and an essay on representation that that uses the analysis as a starting point but which extends this by using the students’ wider knowledge. Also you will produce practical coursework consisting of a pre-production, a production, and a written account of the work including an evaluation of the practical. The practical can be print-based or moving image.

Future opportunities

This course will lead you into a media based degree or a career in media or the creative arts.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Westminster College directly.

Last updated date: 26 February 2016
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