All about our Media A-Level course:
It is impossible to understand the world we live in today without an awareness of the role that the media plays in all aspects of our society, from Trump's Twitter to #BlackLivesMatter. Roger Silverston (London School of Economics and Political Science) said it best: “Media is at the core of experience, at the heart of our capacity or incapacity to make sense of the world in which we live.”
In A Level Media Studies you will take ownership of the content by engaging in lively debate and thought provoking discussion, often covering a range of topics such as politics, economics, culture and social relations. A sophisticated understanding of media theory is developed throughout the course, which feeds directly into the production of creative media coursework. In addition, you will develop skills of enquiry, critical thinking, debate, decision-making and analysis. You will also apply theoretical knowledge, make informed arguments and reach substantiated conclusions. Distinctive modules include: - Media products, industries and audiences - Cross media production
How is this course assessed?
This course is 30% coursework unit and 70% exam unit. Both are internally assessed and externally moderated.
What about careers?
You can progress onto higher education, university, foundation course or an apprenticeship. Future careers could include screen writer, camera operator, director, studio floor manager, media planner, advertising or marketing executive and more. Through our link with The Creative Mentor Network (CMN) you will be given industry mentors and take part in work experience through Wieden+Kennedy (W&K), one of London's largest advertising agencies. Participate in trips to places such as West End shows, Harry Potter Studio Tour and Sky Academy. Gain pre UCAS support through our partnership with Ravensbourne University and support from our links with Greenwich University and UAL.
Which other courses does this combine well with?
Combines well with; English, Film Studies, Graphic Design, History, Journalism, Photography and Sociology.