A Level Media Studies

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Code MED/3AL/21
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Do you wonder how the world around us is shaped by the information we’re fed? In A Level Media Studies, you will learn to question the validity of the information you receive from a range of media, from radio and newspapers to video games and online media, helping you to understand how we’ve come to find ourselves in the era of ‘fake news’.


This eclectic and engaging subject will see you studying a range of topics, including:
• Semiotics
• Narratology
• Representation
• Genre
• Postmodernism

In this dynamic course, you will study a range of media disciplines, ranging from traditional print media, to the contemporary online platforms we use today. You will be encouraged to analyse a variety of media, which will help you to develop a deeper understanding of the world that we live in. Audience reception, regulation, representation and gender theory are just some of the theories you will explore.

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed via examinations (70%) and a coursework portfolio (30%)

Entry requirements

General entry criteria applies, this is available on our website.  

Your next steps...

An A Level in Media Studies can support progression to some unique and exciting destinations and this qualification is valued highly for how it develops skills including critical thinking, cultural awareness and communication