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AS/A2 Media Studies at Walton Girls' High School & Sixth Form

Course description

Twenty years ago the media could be summed up as mainly print (newspapers and magazines) and audio/visual (television, radio and films). Audiences today have access to a huge number of additional channels that let us receive news, entertainment, information and advertising. This new digital media includes the Web and mobile phones - providing us with access to blogs, social networking sites and emails. A Level Media Studies is designed to enhance your enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the media and its role in your daily life. The course introduces you both to media ideas and the practice of production, which gives you the chance to develop a real understanding of media platforms, the contemporary media landscape and the influential role of the media in today‘s society.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE A* - C grades including Maths. English Grade B or above.

Future opportunities

Media Studies naturally leads to careers in journalism, marketing, advertising or public relations. An awareness of how the world of media works can also support other careers, such as social work, law, medicine and education. By knowing how the media operates you‘ll be able to decode messages more skilfully, and engage with topics that interest you.Students who take Media Studies often also take English Literature/Language, Musical Theatre, Drama, Art and Design and Psychology. As the media touches every person and every profession, the subject has a really broad application.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Walton Girls' High School & Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years