We live in a media saturated world where every waking moment is influenced or documented by media, from TV to social networks and phone apps. The A level Media Studies course aims to help you develop a critical understanding of how the media is used, not only as a form of entertainment, but as a means of communication and representation of the world we live in.
You will engage with a wide range of media products from TV, radio, online platforms, video games, newspapers, and more. Each product is studied in relation to a theoretical framework, deepening your understanding of how texts are used to create meaning and appeal to audiences. This knowledge is applied to the creation of cross media products as part of the practical element of the course.
Whilst the specialist skills and knowledge gained from A level Media Studies will enable students to progress on to degree level creative courses (particularly media, film, journalism and PR). Students will also develop their analytical and critical thinking skills, benefitting a wide range of future directions.