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Media Studies (A Level) at Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18

Course description

After extensive consultation with the DfE (Department for Education), the Media Studies GCE A Level specification has now been approved. We will be delivering the new WJEC specification, which will allow students to create Media products as well as studying a wide range of industries.

Course content

The new Media Studies course enables students to analyse and create a range of Media products. Throughout the course, you will consider how different types of Media are created, as well as exploring how they portray different groups of people. You will also gain an insight into the way different industries work, as well as how different audiences respond in a variety of ways.


As part of the course, you will look into the following areas of the Media:

- Advertising

- Marketing

- Music Videos

- Newspapers

- Television in the Global Age

- Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative

- Media in the Online Age


Each student will also create a cross-media Production:

Entry requirements

General entry requirement:

Students should achieve GCSE grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics plus 3 further GCSE grades 9-4 (or grade C in non-reformed qualifications) AND meet the individual subject specific requirements.

Plus - Media Grade C if taken at GCSE


Examinations (70%)

Students will sit two exams, at the end of the course:

Component 1 (35%):

Media Products, Industries and Audiences. A written examination lasting 2 hours and 15minutes

Component 2 (35%):

Media Forms and Products in Depth. A written examination lasting 2 hours and 30 minutes

Internal Assessment (30%)

Cross-media Production (30%):

An individual cross-media production based on two forms in response to a set of briefs, applying

knowledge and understanding of the theory and digital skills developed throughout the course

Future opportunities

A variety of jobs within the many media industries: TV, Film, Radio. Media Studies complements other arts-based subjects such as English Language, Literature, Art and Graphic Design. There are over 300 media-based university degrees around the country. Transferable skills acquired make “Media students among the most employable” (BBC News survey).

Further information


To discuss this course, please contact our Team Leader of Media Studies, Mr S Belle 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roundhay School All through education from 4 to 18 directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2018
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