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Media Studies A Level at Harton Technology College

Course description

Today’s world sees young people producing and consuming media forms like never before. Media Studies helps pupils make sense of this world, become discerning consumers, and be prepared not just for a career in the media, but for a growing variety of careers that require critical and analytical skill or media literacy.

Course content

The A Level units combine practical work with theory and examine aspects of print and Audio-visual media.

Students will utilise new facilities to create their own media productions.

Topics include:

Television, Radio, Film, Music, Newspaper, Magazine (including comics), Advertising, Computer Games, DVD covers, Websites.

Entry requirements

  • To access level three courses at Harton 6th Form, students need to obtain a minimum GCSE only Average Point Score (APS) of 6 (from the best 8 GCSE results).
  • Students should have at least GCSE grade 5 in both English and mathematics.

Future opportunities

Media, Journalism, Photography, Film, Radio, Television, Public Relations or on the path to a degree in numerous subjects.

Further information

Which other subjects compliment this subject?

  • History, English, Music, IT, Business Studies, Art.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harton Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2016

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