A-Levels - A Level Media Studies

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 57657
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Media Studies is a creative, practical and theoretical course, in which you will explore a wide range of media texts, audiences and media institutions. The course aims to enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in your everyday life. It also aims to develop your critical understanding of the media through engagement with a wide range of broadcast, print and E-Media texts. You will also have the opportunity to create your own production pieces as part of your coursework. This course offers great opportunity for educational visits such as the Bradford Media Museum.


What you will study

The Eduqas specification offers learners the opportunity to develop a thorough and in depth understanding of key issues, using a comprehensive theoretical framework and a variety of advanced theoretical approaches and theories to support critical exploration and reflection, analysis and debate. The study of a wide range of rich and stimulating media products is central to the specification, offering opportunities for detailed analysis of how the media communicate meanings in a variety of forms. Learners will work from the product outwards to debate key critical questions related to the social, cultural, political and economic role of the media. Through studying media products holistically in relation to all areas of the theoretical framework, learners will engage with the dynamic relationships between media products, media industries and audiences. Learners will also consider established media forms alongside more contemporary forms, developing an awareness of emerging and evolving media.

How will it be delivered?

Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences
Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes
35% of qualification

Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth
Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes
35% of qualification

Component 3: Cross-Media Production
Non-exam assessment
30% of qualification

Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at A*-C or 9-4, including English Language and Maths.

GCSE Media Studies would be an advantage.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs 9-4, including English Language and Maths.
GCSE Media Studies would be an advantage.


Your next steps...

Further study

The A Level in combination with other subjects contributes as a qualification to gain entry to higher education courses in media studies, journalism, cultural studies, film studies, communication studies, media production, television studies, literature etc.

Career opportunities

Media Studies can be studied at University degree level and will heavily contribute towards various careers in the media, including television and radio, journalism, teaching, publishing, advertising, law, business, computing and design. It is a respected subject in its own right, but it is an excellent complement to AS Level English, psychology, sociology, politics, history and art and design which will open even more pathways in terms of careers. Our AS/A Level Media Studies programme also works closely with highly respected universities that provide Media related degree courses. We also receive guest lectures each year from professionals in the field to help inspire our students in terms of future career prospects in this subject area.