Media Studies A Level

Media Studies A Level is a modern qualification which develops both your analytical and production skills. Half the course is assessed via coureswork, which consists of a range of options such as music videos or print based media. Students use a range of new technologies to complete their production coursework including Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop. There is also an exam-based unit which looks at a range of media – from television, film, newspapers and the Internet.

 

Course Content

Three units are included, two of which are exam based and one of which is coursework based.  

Component 1 consists of Media Products, Industries and Audiences and is partially assessed based on unseen stimulus material. Component 2 consists of the in-depth study of set Television, Online and Magazine Products. Component 3 is the coursework unit and will require students to complete two cross-media production pieces. 

 Components 1 and 2 are worth 35% of the total marks and Component 3 is worth 30% of the final grade.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5.0 points for your average GCSE score, Mathematics and English Language at grades A*-C /grades 9-5 plus at least three other GCSEs from our specified range of GCSE subjects and a satisfactory reference. No prior knowledge of Media Studies is required for entry on to this course. However, if you take GCSE Media Studies you must achieve at least a grade C / 5.

International Entry Requirements

IELTS 5.5, High School Certificate Grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent).

Duration and Delivery

The A Level qualification ia a full time course achieved over a two year period. In the first year you study the AS modules and in the second year you will study the A2 modules. Learners will take the AS exam in year 1 which they must pass to progress onto year 2.  The year begins in September and runs through to the beginning of July.

Progression

A Level Media combines well with other creative and writing-based subjects and enables you to progress into both university education and employment.

Additional Information

Video equipment such as lighting and special lenses are provided by the College but many students achieve high marks through filming on their Smart phones. All editing software is available in the media classrooms.  

 

This course is delivered at our Kingston Hall Road centre.

 

The exam board is WJEC. The Specification is GCE Media Studies. You can find more information at www.wjec.org.uk. For more information please contact our Admissions Team on  020 8268 3073 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Media Studies A Level is taught at Kingston College so is ideal for those based in South West London and Surrey.

Campus

Kingston Hall Road

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