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Media Studies A Level at Lydiard Park Academy

Course description

This course will encourage students to develop their enjoyment and understanding of the media which plays an ever-more significant role in shaping our lives, both as individuals and as societies: the way we work; our leisure time; how and what we consume; how we perceive ourselves and others; and our communications.

It enables students to become active participants in the analysis and the production of media texts. They will study and apply the concepts and theories which underpin our understanding of the media and its impact; and enhance their creative and technical production skills.

Course content

AS: Unit 1: INVESTIGATING MEDIA (25% of A level) Assessment: 2 hour Examination

Unit 2: CREATING MEDIA (25% of A level) Assessment: Practical Coursework Students will research, plan and create two linked production pieces.

A2: Unit 3: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES (25% of A level) Assessment: 2 hour Examination Students will be assessed on their application of media concepts.

Unit 4 - RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION (25% of A level) Assessment: Research and Practical Production Students will build upon their skills from AS to investigate and create a production piece.

Entry requirements

An A level Media Studies student should: ● Take a keen interest in a range of media texts across all platforms - broadcast, print and electronic media. ● Be able to think both analytically and creatively. ● Have an interest in developing and practising production skills using a range of technology. ● Be able to learn, understand and apply relevant concepts and theories. ● Be hard-working, self-motivated and manage their time effectively.


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Future opportunities

University degree in Media Studies, Film Studies, Photojournalism or other subjects.

Careers in the media, journalism, business, teaching and many other professions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lydiard Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years