A Level Media will allow you to view media in an academic context and apply the knowledge and understanding gained to the process of creating your own media productions. You will develop critical and reflective thinking skills, so that you can actively participate in the critical debates surrounding modern media. There are also opportunities for creative media production, understanding how theory supports practice and practice supports theory.
You will study topics including:
The course covers a wide range of texts, which may include adverts from Old Spice, Lucozade and Shelter, and music videos from Corinne Bailey Rae, Massive Attack, Emeli Sandé, Fatboy Slim, Radiohead and David Guetta
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them
Please be aware that as this subject includes coursework, as well as a public exam set by the exam board, you will only be permitted to have a choice of one other subject which includes coursework. Your third subject choice must be an exam-only assessed subject. For example, you would not be permitted to take English Language & Literature, History and Media as these all include coursework.
During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are three public examinations.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.