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Sixth Form

Media Studies

Course Title:  A Level in Media Studies


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What is it all about?


Media Studies is a wonderfully complex, engaging and challenging subject. The course will force you to look at the world differently and will open your eyes to the media saturated culture that surrounds us. You will learn how to analyse a range of different media texts, paying particular attention to the worlds of contemporary film and documentary. The knowledge you gain about these subject areas will then arm you with the tools to plan, film and edit your own trailer, opening sequence or documentary. You will learn the theoretical background to the key concepts of the media and be able to explore an area of your own interest in greater detail as the course progresses.


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How will I be assessed?


  • Of the three units followed: units one and two are externally assessed, whilst unit three is internally assessed.
  • Component 1: Investigating the Media
  • Component 2: Investigating Media Forms and Products
  • Component 3: Media Production

What skills do I need?

This is both a creative and an academic course and will suit those people who would like to exercise all parts of the mind. It is an exciting time to learn about the media and the knowledge that you gain may not only make for an interesting course, but may also turn out to be vital in any lifelong attempt to understand the world we live in.


Future prospects?

The GCE in Media Studies gives an excellent grounding in a range of employment related specialist areas. With further training or study you could go on to a wide range of careers in the media such as:

  • Broadcasting
  • Sound production
  • Film video and TV production
  • Journalism etc



What do our students say?

  • ‘Media Studies has changed how I look at the world.’


  • I really enjoy getting to create my own media products.’




This presentation from Mr Wilcock, Head of Media Studies, gives an overview of the course and what subject matter it will cover.

Mr Wilcock asks two of his students about their take on Media Studies, what they enjoy and what skills the course teaches you. 

Coast and Vale Learning Trust

About Coast and Vale Learning Trust

The Coast and Vale Learning Trust in Scarborough aims to improve education in the locality through establishing coherent and collaborative practice across schools and other educational institutions in the area.

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