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Media Studies AS/A Level at The Ripley Academy

Course description

1. Investigating media. A range of Media products are assessed using the key concepts of Form Institution Representation and Audience. A case study into film and television is also undertaken. Exam, 25%

2. Creating media. Students plan and shoot, for example, a trailer for a film and linked pages from two existing magazines. Coursework 25%

3. Critical Perspectives. Representations are explored across a range of media platforms. Exam 25%

4. Research and Production. Students complete a written investigation and a linked practical production. Coursework 25%

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade C or above


The qualification is assessed by written exam and by coursework. The assessment weighting is 50% exam and 50% practical coursework

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for any students considering a future career in the media and communications industries. It can also be used as a route into higher education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ripley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September