Media Studies

Media Studies

The media has become part of our everyday lives. It informs us, entertains us and has a huge influence on the way we view the world. The media is a dynamic, vibrant and essential industry that offers a whole range of exciting career opportunities to those who study it.

Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form

This course will enable you to examine the power of the media, its regulation, genres, and audience, while also developing practical skills through the creation of your own media products for television, magazine and other journalistic industries.

You will learn how to produce industry standard media products through practical hands on experience with specialist media equipment. You will also learn a range of analytical skills and will apply them to real-world case studies from our media.

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework (which is worth 30% of your grade) and examination work (which is worth 70% of your grade).

To have achieved A*/9-C/4 grades in at least seven GCSE programmes, and must have GCSE English and Maths.

This course will give you hands-on experience using industry standard camera and editing equipment and you will be encouraged to make use of our state-of-the-art green screen television studio.

Media Studies could lead to a range of opportunities in both university and employment. It is an essential course for anyone wanting to work in journalism, media production, advertising or marketing.

  • Great destinations! Our alumni students now work for companies making commercials for Tesco, they have made documentaries in the Middle East and they have recorded Oscar winning soundtracks.
  • Amazing facilities! You will gain hands-on experience with industry standard camera and editing equipment and you will make use of our state-of-the-art green screen television studio.
  • High success rates! The course has had a 100% pass rate now for the last four years, making A-level media studies students some of the most successful students in the college.

“The media studies course is interesting due to the wide range of interesting topics and relevant case studies we examine throughout the year”. – Adelle

“Of all my courses, media studies is the most fun and enjoyable and I always find myself looking forward to the next lesson” – David

You can choose any combination of courses that you like, but we think this subject goes particularly well with both creative and academic subjects alike.

Subjects like Music Technology and Art lend themselves extremely well to the practical production based side of the course, whereas subjects like Sociology, English Literature and English Language help students develop the analytical skills that are a key part of the media studies curriculum.

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