Media Studies

Course Summary:

As a Media Studies student you will gain an in-depth understanding of a range of approaches that provide the opportunity to engage with and reflect upon a multitude of media forms. Students often point to the unique challenge that the subject offers and the new and exciting ways they get to learn and explore new concepts and theories. During production work, the academic skills acquired in the examined modules will help further develop an appreciation of how the modern media operates and provide a keen insight in terms of how it shapes us and how we might respond to it.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Bangor University – History with Journalism
  • Leeds Beckett University – Music Production and Performance
  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Multimedia Journalism
  • Students progress to a broad array of institutions inlcuding Russell Group Universities

Career destinations:

Media Studies leads directly into related degrees such as Film Studies, Media Studies, Advertising and Broadcast Journalism, and any HE courses that contain analytical, theoretical or technological components. It’s also useful for any career that uses communication or creativity, as these skills are developed throughout the course.

Entry Requirements:

As well as the standard entry requirements for A Level study, it is necessary to have achieved at least a grade 4 in English Language GCSE to equip you for the challenge of the course writing skills!

Assessment Method:

70% of the course will be examined by two external examinations.

30% will be assessed through the ‘Creating Media’ component which is coursework based. This production work will give you the opportunity to develop lots of new technical skills and develop your creative talents.

Student Case Studies:

Calum Knight

Calum Knight

“I chose to study this subject because I want to go in to media as a career – writing music reviews and/or producing and editing music. I have enjoyed the creative elements of the course such as having the freedom to express myself through different types of media and the chance to be creative in coursework.We had to plan a music video in year 12 which was perfect for me as I’m really in to music. When I leave College I’m planning to go on to university to study a media/journalism course.”