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  • A Level Media Studies

    A Level Media Studies


The course aims to give students an understanding of specific media texts, how they are produced, the institutions that produce them and the audiences who interpret them. Students explore ways in which messages and meanings are constructed in the media and use analytical and critical frameworks as a means of understanding them. Research is undertaken and pupils develop skills in the production and evaluation of a variety of media texts. Students plan and construct media products using appropriate technical and creative skills in 2D media such as video, print, audio and website.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English is required. GCSE Media Studies is desirable but not essential.

Curriculum Overview & Exam Information

We have included curriculum overviews as well as exam information to support students and parents/carers to have a better and broader understanding of how learning develops in each year group. The curriculum overview documents below indicate: the knowledge, skills and understanding that students will gain, how this unit builds on prior learning, and what mastery will look like for each year group. This year, we have added a catch up summary at the beginning to outline how we will catch up on lost learning during school closure. The red writing also indicates where the curriculum has been changed this academic year to support student catch up.