Media, A Level
A Level Media is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic world of media, and to prepare you for future studies and a successful career in the field. Throughout this course, you will explore a wide range of media concepts, theories, and practices, equipping you with essential knowledge and skills to navigate the ever-evolving media landscape.
The course covers various key areas of media, including media theory, media production, media analysis, media industries, and media representation. You'll explore each of these areas, gaining a deep understanding of the theories and frameworks that shape media content, its production processes, and its effects on society.
Located at Loxton Campus, our Sixth Form provides a stimulating learning environment for the study of media. You'll have access to modern facilities, including dedicated media classrooms, editing suites and production equipment, allowing you to engage in hands-on learning experiences, media projects, and collaborative productions that reflect real-world media practices.
When you study with us, you will automatically become part of our Career Excellence Hub and benefit from a range of additional opportunities designed to enhance your career prospects in the media field. We have established partnerships with media organisations, production companies, and advertising agencies, providing you with valuable work experience, internships, and networking opportunities.
You'll be taught by experienced teachers who are passionate about media and bring real-world media industry experience to the classroom. Our engaging learning environment encourages active discussions, critical thinking, and collaborative learning, allowing you to benefit from the diverse perspectives and experiences of your classmates. In the first year of your course, you'll have the opportunity to follow a pathway that aligns with your career aspirations in the media industry. Pathways such as media, creative, and creative writing will provide you with additional skills and experiences to enhance your career prospects.
Our dedicated Tutor Learning Mentors focus on helping you develop effective study skills and prepare for exams. We offer dedicated assistance and guidance for interviews, whether you're applying to university or seeking job opportunities.
WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE
On this programme you will study how the media plays a central role in contemporary culture, society, and politics. In your first year, you will study advertising, news online, the film industry and music videos. In your second year, you will study television in the global age, magazines, media in the digital age and video games.
You will be expected to keep up with current affairs and issues. You will also produce your own media artefact enabling you to explore and pursue your own media interests from one of the following forms: television, online news, magazines, films, music video, and advertising.
This programme is part of a Sixth Form offer, learners typically choose three or four A Level subjects to study over a two-year period. Which A Levels you study can affect your choices at university and your future career. Take a look here at our other A Level programmes
Written examination (70%), non-examined assessment (30%).
You could continue to study media at degree level, including the degree in BA (Hons) Film and Media Arts Production at University Centre Weston. Possible career routes include TV and film production, media journalism and advertising.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths.
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