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Media Studies A level at St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre

Course description

The 21st Century world is a world driven by the media. Young people’s lives are intrinsically linked to and influenced by a constant stream of media products: the latest Xbox One game, You Tube hit, social media application or a blockbuster film. Media Studies gives students the skills and understanding to analyse any media text, to think about how it is made, who it is made for and what it is saying about the world.

We offer two distinct options for study: the more academic and theoretical A-level course in media studies or a more hands on and practical approach in the creative digital media production course.

Course content

In this course you will explore how media products are used by institutions to construct different representations and how media audiences interpret these products.

Learners will also use aspects of the theoretical framework they develop to analyse and evaluate their own cross-media productions.

Entry requirements

The general requirement to enter St Peter's Sixth Form to study 3 A levels, is 5 GCSEs at grade C / level 4 or above including English and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications will be taken into account.

Required for this course:

GCSE 5 in English Language

Assessment

A-level media studies is a two year course assessed over two 2 hour written papers and one piece of practical non-examined assessment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 04 January 2017
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