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Media Studies - AS / A level at Kesgrave High School

Course description

This subject offers students a theoretical understanding of the mass media, academic methods for analysing media texts and the opportunity to create their own products.

Students gain insight into a range of technological means of communication, such as television, film, print, advertising and the internet. The course also provides the critical tools necessary to carry out research investigations into the media and create high-quality work in various formats such as film and print.

Course content

There will be a mixture of classroom teaching and independent learning. In class a full range of approaches will be used including individual, group work and whole class activities and discussion centred around clear learning objectives relating to the syllabus and media texts and industries.

Organised and motivated students will thrive in the creative coursework sections of the course where, individually or in small groups, every aspect of practical production is taken on.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C or relevant subject.


Assessment is 50% coursework and 50% exam.

AS Level

AS Level Exam is entitled Media Representations and Responses and involves analysing an unseen text and answering two further questions on how people are represented in, and react to, different media texts.

AS Level Coursework is to create a media text of the student’s choice, such as a short film or magazine pages, with accompanying analysis.

A2 Level

A2 Level Exam is entitled Media – Text, Industry and Audience and involves answering three questions on three separate media industries.

A2 Level Coursework is a research investigation into a chosen industry and accompanying creative piece, such as a music video.

Board : WJEC

Future opportunities

With a qualification in Media Studies, you could go on to Higher Education or work in the media or a related field.  Media Studies offers students the opportunity to use a variety of transferable technical and analytical skills, which equip the individual for life in a media-saturated world.

Further information

For more information, contact Mr Davey.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kesgrave High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 July 2015
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