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Media Studies A Level at St Helens College

Course description

An A level in Media Studies allows you to delve into both new and traditional technologies such as TV, radio and press.

You will develop your ability to analyse key media concepts and platforms, investigate and debate media and produce work according to your own interests.

This A level will help to prepare you for an exciting future within a range of fantastic careers.

Course content

You will study a wide range of media aspects which includes genre, narrative, audience and representation.

In addition, you will explore various media texts from television and print to web and film, developing your understanding of the media and it's importance in the world today.

You will have the opportunity to produce a media project using industry standard equipment, which may be a print production (magazine production, advertisement campaign) or a video production (film trailer, music video).

Entry requirements

You should have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths.


You will be assessed by a combination of examinations and practical assessments.

Financial information

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2016), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation.

Future opportunities

An A level in Media Studies will create a broad range of career opportunities.

You may choose to progress on to University Centre St Helens, studying our HND in Creative Media Production or apply to other universities.

You may choose to secure a successful career in TV, film, journalism, marketing or the design industries.

Further information

You will not be expected to buy any media equipment for this A level as St Helens College will provide this.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Helens College directly.

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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