Media & Film Studies

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Available Courses:

AS and A Level

This subject will suit you if:

  • You are a literate student.
  • You are interested in analysing how films are constructed to create a variety of responses for the spectator.
  • You are interested in how the film industry operates.
  • You are interested in developing technical and practical skills related to film-making.

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AS and A Level

This subject will suit you if:

  • You have excellent time management skills and can meet tight deadlines.
  • You enjoy independent research and planning.
  • You are keen to investigate theories of the media via reading and research.
  • You are interested in analysis and debates around how media texts are constructed and attract audiences.
  • You are enthusiastic to learn and apply skills in a range of media technologies.
  • You are willing to take a full and active part in group work

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Success Story – Marsha Thomason

Marsha is now a successful actress who has worked extensively at home and in the United States. Her career so far has included roles in major TV Series such as LOST, Prime Suspect, Playing the Field and Where the Heart Is.

She has also starred in Hollywood films such as Black Knight, Long Time Dead and the Haunted Mansion. Of her time at College Marsha says “I loved Oldham Sixth Form College – it was my happiest educational moment. It was just such a creative place and our theatre teacher was very encouraging.”

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Theatre Studies, Media Studies, English Language

After OSFC:

Manchester Metropolitan University – English

Why I chose this subject…

I decided to come to OSFC because I knew other people who had come to this College and really enjoyed studying here. I’d definitely recommend it to others too, because I’ve made some really good friends here and the teachers are really supportive and will help you achieve your best.Marsha Thomason

Additional Activities:

  • New Creative Futures Awareness Day
  • Creative competitions (such as UK Skills)
  • Post-production placements
  • Various trips and visiting speakers


Popular Combinations:

These subjects combine well with each other, but you can also choose to study one alongside a variety of A Levels from a range of disciplines.

Popular choices include:

Possible Progression

These subjects can lead to a wide range of media related degree courses, particularly those that contain analytical, theoretical or technological components (eg Film Studies, Media Studies, Advertising, Broadcast Journalism).

They are useful for any career that involves communication or creativity.


Results 2015

Topic %
Film Studies 100
Media Studies 96