Media Studies AS & A Level at King George V College
Media Studies is a subject that is truly contemporary and relevant to everyone. It is extremely challenging intellectually, and provides a good pathway for students to get into higher education, while also teaching learners a skill set that will be incredibly useful in the media industry and beyond. Furthermore, as the media becomes more and more ubiquitous in our lives, it is extremely important for students to be able to analyse and critique the media that surrounds them, so that they can make sense of it and try to understand exactly what is going on in society.
- MS1: Representation and Responses
- MS2: Media Production Processes
- MS3: Media Investigation & Production
- MS4: Text, Industry and Audience
In order to be skilled at Media Studies, you should be skilled at English Language, as well as having a strong interest in film/television/radio/the internet etc. Furthermore, you will need to be hard working as well as immensely patient, as the course is split 50/50 between an exam unit and a coursework unit. If you are creative and imaginative, then this will also stand you in good stead.
You will leave this course being much more employable than before you started. You learn group work, presentation skills, practical and I.T skills. You get a chance to design websites, make TV and films and use your photography skills to make magazines. Students of media frequently become successful in TV and film. One of our past students is a presenter on Juice FM and another has been in a film directed by Danny Boyle.
Students may wish to take part in enrichment activities which will aid them with achievement. It is suggested that students should participate in film club (to see various production techniques involved in the creation of films), as well as getting involved in the KGV radio station. Also, there will be visits from various people in the media industry, as well as trips to local independent cinemas to further broaden knowledge about filmmaking.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King George V College directly.