Media Studies A Level
About the course
This exciting course will introduce you the nine media forms through the exploration of a range of set products. You will study a range of media theories and apply your knowledge of these to the set products. You will develop your skills as a media producer through making a range of moving image and print products.
• Five GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C, including grade 4/C in English Language
• At least one grade 5/C and one grade 6/B in GCSE written subjects. One of these must be English Language. Other written subjects include History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business, Media Studies, Religious Studies (full course)
• Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
• IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
You will study the whole range of media forms which include video games, radio, television, film, news, music video, magazines, advertising, as well as social and participatory media. You will analyse a range of different media products, including Minecraft, Stranger Things, Deutschland 83 and The Guardian newspaper, to find hidden meanings and to learn about the industries that create them and audiences that consume them. You will then put what you have learned into practice through designing and making a range of media products for yourselves, including a music video, a website and a newspaper front cover. You will discover who makes the media, who consumes the media and what messages and values are found within it.
The facilities were great as we were able to use Final Cut Pro and quality cameras which I had never been able to use before.
Maria De Ferry
Studied: A Levels in English Language and Literature, Media and Film
Destination: Now taking an apprenticeship at the BBC
She said: “I had a great time at City and Islington and really enjoyed my film and media studies courses which fuelled my ambition to work in the media. The facilities were great as we were able to use Final Cut Pro and quality cameras which I had never been able to use before.
“After creating a music video as part of an A Level project I knew I wanted to work in the media industry and began to research my options. I realised that what I wanted to do did not need me to take a degree and then I found the production apprenticeship at the BBC and I applied.”
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Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.