Media Studies A Level Linear at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
You will study the values and messages within the media, how media texts are constructed and how contemporary audiences respond to them. Media Studies is an excellent subject that can lead to a wide variety of career options.
Topics you will study:
• Music Magazine Construction
• Construction of Music Videos
• Construction of Film Trailers
• Study of the Wider British Media
• Study of how TV Drama is Constructed
• Case Studies of How the Music Industry Works
• The use of Online Media in the Modern World
• The study of how the media represents people, regions and nations
Four GCSEs grade A-C, preferably including Maths and English. This is a guideline rather than a requirement and the college will create a programme most suitable for you as an individual.
Awarding Body: OCR
Coursework – 50%
Results 2016: 97%
This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old
The range of skills required within Media Studies is recognised by both employers and universities as adaptable for a variety of courses and occupations.
The media industry employs a wide range of people: editors, journalists, engineers and researchers. Within TV you can work in front of and behind the camera: cameramen, editors and production assistants. There are numerous opportunities in radio and print journalism, and online media offers numerous opportunities to work via the internet in a wide range of occupations.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Personal Adviser in school or speak to your teachers. Attend a college Open Evening and chat to our teaching staff, college careers staff and Liaison Team
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College directly.