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Media Studies AS level at The Thomas Aveling School

Course description

The course provides an introduction to the language and conceptual framework of Media Studies. Units cover 

  • coursework (Media Production Processes); 
  • exam topic (Media Representations and Responses): the textual analysis of still and moving images from areas of the media such as film and television to video games and internet . 

The focus is analysing the codes and conventions of texts and issues of representation and audience responses. 


Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE ( or equivalent ) passes at grade A*- C, including English and a genuine interest in film, television, radio, newspapers, magazines and new media technology. A pass grade in GCSE Media Studies is an advantage but not a requirement to take this course.


Future opportunities

Progression into higher education or employment. Media Studies is one of the fastest growing subjects in order to keep up with an employee deficit in the media industry. Those with media training will find employment specifically in film, television, radio, journalism, advertising, marketing and new media technologies or, generally, in any job requiring energy or creative flair.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thomas Aveling School directly.

Last updated date: 20 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September