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Media Studies (Applied) AS at Hayes School

Course description

Analysing media products, how they are produced and why they are produced. Creating media products, which reflect on this process In Year 12, four groups take AS Media Studies, with most students continuing the subject at A level in Year 13. We also have one Applied AS level group that also continues into Year 13. Media Studies has established a reputation as one of the most popular and successful A levels in the school. Hayes School has received Media Arts Status, in no small part due to the success the Media Studies Department has enjoyed over the last few years. Media Arts Status will facilitate the expansion of the department. We already possess a well-equipped, purpose built, media suite which includes a television studio and digital sound recording studio. At all levels, students are offered an opportunity to use the wide range of available media technologies creatively, and to evaluate the results. Knowledge and understanding are also taught through the analysis of media texts and students are introduced to the prominent media theories. Media Studies is a subject that students enjoy and one that forms an integral part of their everyday experience. Many students have used Hayes School as a springboard to go on and study the subject in some forms at university, or launch a career in the media.

Entry requirements

5 C grades at GCSE

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as English or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Media Studies, which could lead onto higher education to study Media, related courses within the Arts an Humanities, or more general higher education courses. With Further training, you could go into a job related to media such as a Journalist, News Reporter, TV Producer, Public Relations Officer You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the media and Communication sectors.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hayes School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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      Exit M25 at Junction 4 (signposted A21 Bromley & Orpington)
      Continue on A21 towards Bromley. Turn left onto A232 towards Hayes and Croydon. Turn right into West Common Road the main school entrance is on West Common Road.


      Parking on site is limited and allocated to staff.
      Visitor bays are available at the entrance to the school

      BY RAIL

      We are located just up the hill from Hayes (Kent) Station (Connections from Lewisham or direct from Charing Cross). After exiting the station, walk right on Station Hill past the New Cross Inn, then walk up Ridge Way until you reach West Common Road. Turn right and walk along until you reach the school on your left.

      BY BUS

      The following buses serve the local area:

      146 Downe - Keston - Hayes - Bromley

      119 Bromley - Hayes - West Wickham - Shirley - Croydon - Croydon Airport

      138 Bromley - Coney Hall

      353 Ramdsen Estate - Hayes -Addington Village

      314 New Addington - Hayes - Bromley - Elmstead Woods - New Eltham - Eltham