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’.

General entry criteria applies.

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.

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

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.

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A Level Media Studies provides an excellent foundation for your future. There is a wide range of transferable skills and knowledge, making it highly valued by both employers and universities!

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