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Media Studies A Level at Harris Academy Peckham

Course description

AS Units

Unit 1 and Unit 2 allow students to study the media landscape. These will cover the key media concepts and platforms that used to present the media in its different forms and formats.


Unit 1: Investigating Media requires the students to sit a two hour exam in which they carry out a cross-media study for an unseen examination. The topic for the examination changes yearly.



Unit 2: Creating Media is a practical unit where students work independently to create a cross-media product. The brief for this unit is again changed yearly. This unit is also designed to arm the students with the knowledge and information to succeed in the examination and gain the required AS to progress into A2.


A2 Units

Unit 3 and Unit 4 allows students to demonstrate both a synoptic and holistic understanding of what was studied in the AS unit.


Unit 3: Critical Perspectives encourages students to demonstrate their understanding of the media concepts and develop their approach to the media and its role in today‚Äôs society. For example, social, political, historical and economical. Students are again required to sit a two hour exam with a yearly changed the exam topic.


Unit 4: Research and Production is a practical unit divided into two parts. Critical investigation (research) and Linked production (production). Students are to research a current media related debate of their choice. They are then to create a media production that is linked to their research.

Future opportunities

Minimum: 5A*-C in English and Maths

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy Peckham directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2017
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