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Media Studies AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

An A Level in Media Studies will give you a deeper insight into how the media work in the UK and around the world. You will understand the processes involved in exchanging information, and how the entertainment industry is structured. This includes the film industry, music industry, video games industry and print industry.

If you're contemplating a career in the media, or are simply curious about the media, you should find this course stimulating and enjoyable. You'll write essays requiring skills of analysis, interpretation and debate. You will be able to comment on topics like globalisation of the media, democracy in the online age, advertising, media regulation and the impact of social networking sites on traditional media platforms. The coursework component will allow you to produce media texts in print or film.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in Media Studies.

Note: If Media was not studied at GCSE, students can access this course if they have a minimum GCSE C in English Language.


AS Units

  • Media Representations and Responses
    25% weighting
  • Media Production Processes
    25% weighting
    Internal Assessment

A2 Units

  • Media Investigation and Production
    25% weighting
    Internal Assessment
  • Media: Text, Industry and Audience
    25% weighting

Future opportunities

Higher education: Foundation Course at The Arts University College Bournemouth, BA Honours Degree in a variety of subjects under Media: Mixed Media; Photography; Film Video; Animation, Model making; Product Design. Other degrees that could be supported by a Media qualification are Advertising and Journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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