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AS/A2 Media Studies at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle

Course description

The media is an ever-evolving, omnipresent element of contemporary society. During their academic lives, students learn to read and write, to analyse language and interpret literature. Media Studies A' level capitalises on these skills and casts a wider net across new technologies, popular culture and media production. The course offers students the opportunity to combine creative projects with underpinning theory embracing the exciting potential of new media. Through a variety of approaches, candidates are able to develop their technical competencies and their reading of a wide range of media texts. The successful A level media student will be aware and pro-active, an open audience and an exciting producer. You will develop a critical eye and a resonant voice, ready to participate in the global dialogue.


There are two units at AS level: 1. A Foundation Portfolio involving practical work 2. Key Concepts, covering textual analysis and case studies

At A2 there are a further two units: 3. An Advanced Portfolio covering at least two media 4. Theoretical Evaluation of Production and Contemporary Media Issues

Entry requirements

While it is most unlikely that any Higher Education institution would require this A level, it is an area of rapid growth and opportunity, fitting well with a wide range of other subject areas. Increasing numbers of our students go on to study Media Studies at university and work in the media industries.

In order to study AS Media Studies you should have obtained a grade B or above in GCSE English.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years