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AS / A Level - Media Studies at Blackpool Sixth Form College

Course description

A Level Media Studies is an exciting and dynamic course analysing the world we live in, challenging perceptions about representations across a range of platforms from TV to newspapers, film and advertising. You will learn analytical and creative skills, widening your understanding of theory and media production.

Course content


AS Media Studies Year includes:

  • Representations of people, places and groups
  • Audience responses
  • Creative magazine coursework

A2 Media Studies Year includes:

  • Texts, Industries and Audiences
  • Specific focus on TV, Film and Music Industries
  • Independent research essay
  • Creative production coursework

Entry requirements

You need to have a grade C or above in GCSE English. You will be required to view 18 certificate materials on this course.


50% exam and 50% coursework

Exam board: WJEC

Future opportunities


Many students go on to university to study media at a higher level, with courses ranging from media theory and production, marketing, journalism, public relations and film studies. Career opportunities exist in a variety of fields including radio, TV, the press and media production.


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: 20 May 2014
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      Blackpool Sixth is the Fylde Coast’s leading provider of A levels and BTEC courses.


      With a choice of over 50 advanced level options, specialist teaching and fantastic facilities, Blackpool Sixth gives all its students the perfect springboard to university and great careers.

      Blackpool Sixth’s course range is extremely wide with A levels and BTEC options. Students are able to put together a programme which exactly matches their interests and future ambitions.

      Summer 2012 saw the completion of a £23.7 million development to our campus which has created an excellent learning environment for students.

      In 2011 we were awarded Teaching School status in partnership with Hodgson Academy. The the Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance will take a national and regional lead in both shaping and delivering the training and professional development of current and future generations of teachers. Working with high quality graduates and educational leaders of the future will enable us to maintain and improve our teaching standards to the benefit of all our students.