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Media Studies A-Level at King's Oak Academy

Course description

Learn the impact of technology on our society and how the media shapes our understanding of the world. Make films using Adobe Premier Pro! Study the Media then be a part of it!

Course content

Year 1

Foundation Portfolio: Students research, plan , film, edit and evaluate their own film opening. Keeping an account of the whole project on a blog. 
Institutions and Audiences Exam: Students will be required to analyse a TV drama focusing on the representation of social groups and prepare a study of the film industry considering the impact of technology.

Year 2

Advanced Portfolio: Students research, plan, film, edit and evaluate their own music video and accompanying marketing material. 
Media In the Online Age: Students will evaluate their skills development over the course and consider the impact of media theories relevant to their productions as well as studying the impact of the internet on the music industry.


Entry requirements

GCSE English – C grade  and, if studied GCSE Media Studies – C grade


50% coursework Teacher marked and externally moderated. 50% exam. Externally assessed.

Future opportunities


University degrees in media production; cultural studies or English. It will also be very useful for going on to study other creative/practical courses like photography or graphic design and courses such as business studies and marketing.


Media production; camera person; director; editor; advertising; marketing or PR.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King's Oak Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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