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A Level: Media Studies

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Code A1WMS
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


A Level Media Studies is designed to enhance your enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of the media and its role in your daily life. The course introduces you both to media ideas and the practice of production, which gives you the chance to develop a real understanding of media platforms, the contemporary media landscape, and the influential role of the media in today's society.


Year 1 modules include:

  • Investigating Media - assessed via an external exam
  • Creating Media - assessed via coursework

Year 2 modules include:

  • Critical Perspectives - assessed via an external exam
  • Media Research and Production - assessed via coursework

Coursework offers you the opportunity to study a media topic and produce a linked production piece in response.

The course is a mixture of media theory and practical skills. You will learn how to analyse media texts in terms of genre and narrative, looking at the issues of representation, ideology, audiences, and institutions.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English Language at grade B/5
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths.

Your next steps...

Media Studies naturally lead to careers in journalism, marketing, advertising, or public relations; however, an awareness of how the world of media works can also support other careers, such as social work, law, medicine, and education.

By knowing how the media operates, you'll be able to decode messages more skilfully and engage with topics that interest you.


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