Media Studies A2 Level (2011/12)
Awarding Body: OCR (WJEC from 2012/13)
Curriculum Leader: Mr L Baker
English at grade C or above is required. It is essential that you have genuine enthusiasm for all elements of the media.
Why choose Media Studies?
This course gives students the opportunity to examine an industry that is held responsible for everything from youth crime to the results of elections. Media Studies gives students the chance to understand how and why the media is able to do this.
The subject covers a mix of theoretical and practical work, and the widespread choice of briefs, giving candidates the flexibility to choose topics and interests. So whether you want a course that will develop a broad spectrum of subjects or to learn the basic practical skills to enter the industry, Media Studies is for you.
Career path and degree course progressions
The subject works well with a large selection of subjects and is good preparation for a range of careers and degrees such as; Media Production, Cultural studies, Communication studies, Journalism, Photography, English Language and Literature, Sociology and Psychology.
Further course information
Media Studies has excellent job prospects, indeed a study in 2005 stated Media graduates `are among the most employable of any graduates’.