Media Studies A-level

Media Studies brings together a great variety of different skills.

Whether you are analytical or creative, it provides opportunities to flex those creative muscles and create work that is truly original.

You can learn new practical skills in the production of your own media texts whilst engaging with something that truly interests you.

What topics/modules are covered?

You will study various concepts and ideas including who media audiences are, why audiences consume and use the media, how audiences respond to different media and how different groups are represented by the media.

These areas are discussed through the study of different types of media, such as, advertising, magazines, television, video games, internet, radio and newspapers.

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn new technical skills in photography and video editing, putting these to good use in the creation of your own media texts.

What are the entry requirements?

If you intend to study a programme of A-levels:

  • To study a programme of A-levels (plus a re-sit in GCSE maths if needed), you will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language (grade 4 or above).

If you intend to study a combination of A-levels and BTEC:

  • To study a combination of A-levels and BTEC Extended Certificate (plus a re-sit in GCSE maths or English if needed), you will need a minimum of four grades 9-4 at GCSE plus 1 BTEC equivalent. If you have studied a subject at GCSE/Level 2, you must get a grade at least at 9-4/Pass, if it is to be studied.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

How will I be assessed?

  • Examination – Component 1 (Media Products, Industries and Audiences)
    A-level (35%)
  • Examination - Component 2 (Media Forms & Products in Depth)
    A-level (35%)
  • Coursework – Component 3 (Cross-Media Production)
    A-level (30%)

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

Media students go on to study Media at university, production based degrees, specialist training in an aspect of Media production e.g. camera operation and careers in Journalism, TV/Film/ Radio production, Advertising/Marketing and Public Relations.

What qualification will I gain?

EDUQAS A-level Media Studies (603/1149/6).

Start date



2 years.

Where will I be based?

Sixth Form Centre, South Sefton Campus.

Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Monday, 27 November 2017 10:58