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AS/A2 Levels: Media Studies at Hind Leys College (Iveshead School)

Course description

This is a two-year course which focuses around four media concepts: forms, audiences, representations, and industries. Students will learn about the media's role in modern day society, and how it can contribute towards the ever-changing landscape of the world around us. 

Course content

Students will explore a range of media forms, and harness their ability to analyse how a text is constructed, and evaluate the impact this will have on an audience. They will learn about how industries in the media operate, and look to question their motives in the production and distribution of the media. Students will also have the chance to study a range of theories that they will need to apply to the representation of social groups within the media. And, of course, students will look to hone their ICT skills in order to produce a wide-range of media texts themselves. 

Entry requirements

Minimum of grade 4 in English and grade 5 in Maths and 3 other A*-C GCSEs. GCSE Media Studies is NOT essential for this course.


To achieve a full qualification, students will complete two exam papers and a coursework assessment.. 

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for students who wish to pursue careers in journalism and writing, marketing and research, public relations and many others.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask for Mr Chisholm.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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    • Hind Leys College shares campus with Shepshed High School, St Botolphs C of E Primary School, Hind Leys Pre-School, The Oak Treehouse Nursery and Shepshed Toy Library.

      Shepshed Campus is only a short distance off Leicester Road from the A512, off Junction 23 of the M1.  The nearest train station is Loughborough.

      Bus links include Arriva bus nos. 126 and 127,  Paul Winson nos. 4 and 129, connecting Shepshed to Leicester, Loughborough, Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch.  

      Students attending Hind Leys College from the catchment areas and neighbouring villages are bussed to college through the Leicestershire County Council school transport provision.