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Media Studies A-Level at Bristol Brunel Academy

Course description

Learn the impact of technology on our society and how the media shapes our understanding of the world. Make films using Adobe Premier Pro! Study the Media then be a part of it!

Course content

Year 1
  • Foundation Portfolio: Students research, plan , film, edit and evaluate their own film opening. Keeping an account of the whole project on a blog. 
  • Institutions and Audiences Exam: Students will be required to analyse a TV drama focusing on the representation of social groups and prepare a study of the film industry considering the impact of technology.
Year 2
  • Advanced Portfolio: Students research, plan, film, edit and evaluate their own music video and accompanying marketing material. 
  • Media In the Online Age: Students will evaluate their skills development over the course and consider the impact of media theories relevant to their productions as well as studying the impact of the internet on the music industry.


Entry requirements

GCSE English – C grade  and, if studied GCSE Media Studies – C grade

Minimum Academic Standard for Progression into Y13

Entry into Y13 is not automatic in CLF Post 16.

The majority of students will continue into Y13 dependent on the entry criteria for courses as outlined below:

For A levels, all students must attain a minimum academic standard of passing all subjects with at least two D grades for successful progression in to Y13.

Supportive statements from subject teachers confirming suitability for continued study at A level. Following receipt of AS results, students who have met the entry requirements will be offered a place in Y13.

Students who do not meet the entry requirements into Y13 will be given guidance about a change of study programme and relevant courses available. They will not be allowed to re-sit the same core learning aims (i.e. subjects) as they did in Y12.


50% coursework Teacher marked and externally moderated. 50% exam. Externally assessed

Future opportunities


University degrees in media production; cultural studies or English. It will also be very useful for going on to study other creative/practical courses like photography or graphic design and courses such as business studies and marketing.


Media production; camera person; director; editor; advertising; marketing or PR.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bristol Brunel Academy directly.

Last updated date: 29 April 2015

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