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A Level Media Studies at Seaford Head School and 6th form centre

Course description

If you are at all interested in a career in broadcast journalism, print   journalism, radio, television, film, web design, the music industry or  anything at all creative based, then this course is for you.

AS Media  Studies sets you up perfectly for any work in the creative industry. 

Course content

Media Studies is great if you are interested in popular culture and society. You will have the opportunity to deconstruct texts and    analyse the way audiences are engaged and represented through the media.

The course offers a balance between theoretical and practical work.

To work in the Media you will need to develop a portfolio of practical work and it would be beneficial to establish your own work experience links during the holidays. Design and I.T. skills are a bonus but you will get help with the software as part of the course.              




Exam Board: WJEC


Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in English Language GCSE and ideally a grade 5 in GCSE Media. 


The AS course is 50% coursework 50% examination.

Coursework = x2 magazine front covers, x1 magazine contents page, x1 magazine double page article, x1 written report

The A2 course is 50% coursework 50% examination also.

Coursework = research investigation, linked practical production and evaluation



Financial information

No enrolment fee.

Resource fees may apply.

Future opportunities

Media studies is a popular choice at university and this course is the best start to a career in the media industry. 69% of people working in the   media industry have degrees and 44% of these are media graduates.

This course can provide a pathway to media related courses on offer in higher education. 


Further information

Georgia Hendry—S6H Student

“Media Studies lets you look at texts in a completely different way and more knowledgeably, and the facilities available means you can be as creative as you want to be”.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 September 2018
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