Head of Department: Mr J Davis
Faculty Staff: Mrs V Thompson
Level of teaching: Key Stage 5
Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
This course is not studied at Key Stage 3.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)
This course is not studied at Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13)
Course Code: 7571 (AS) & 7572 (A Level)
Exam Board Specification: www.aqa.org.uk
Students who take this course:
Through studying Media Studies students will view, evaluate and analyse a variety of media products, and develop practical skills spanning a range of media forms. They’ll find contemporary, diverse topics and varied and engaging content, helping them to develop research, problem-solving skills as well as their creativity. They’ll also refine their debating skills through the discussion of contemporary issues from a range of perspectives.
The skills acquired in this A-Level course will also prepare students to progress to any subject in Higher Education. As well as meeting the general sixth form requirements, it is essential that you have 5 grade or above in GCSE English Language and display enthusiasm for keeping up to date with current affairs and media forms.
A Level Overview
A-level Media Studies engages students in the in depth study of media products in relation to the four areas of the theoretical framework:
- media language
- media representation
- media industries
- media audiences.
Students are required to study media products from all of the following media forms:
- audio-visual forms
- online forms
- print forms
Close Study Products (CSPs)
In addition to the broad coverage of all media forms, students must engage in the in depth study of at least one audio-visual, one print and one online media form. Each in depth study will link the specified media products for in depth study.
For more information on A-Level Media Studies click here.
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