Media Studies

A Level

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Media, A-Level HF-MDIAAL-D(0000)000

Havant Campus

Type of study
A Levels, Full Time

Academic Year 2021-22 (2 years)

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This A Level course asks you to explore the media industry and the way that audiences are targeted, as well as considering the power of the media in altering public opinion through the representation of individuals and groups within society.

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.

Component one:

you will learn to analyse media language and representation and study media industries and audiences, focusing on advertising including historical print-based ads and film marketing (Straight Outta Compton and I, Daniel Blake), as well as contemporary audiovisual charity advertisements. You will also study newspapers, video games (Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation) and music videos (Dizzee Rascal and Beyonce).


Component two:
You will examine various media forms in greater depth including contemporary TV drama (Life on Mars and The Bridge), mainstream and alternative magazines, and finally blogs.

Both component one and component two will be assessed via examination at the end of the second year. Component three is a practical coursework unit in which you will learn to use industry-standard software to create your own magazine cover, double-page spread and related website.

You will be assessed through a practical coursework unit and an examination at the end of the Second Year.

A good A Level pass in a range of subjects will assist a student to progress to Higher Education or appropriate employment.

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Lucie Brooks, A Level student

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