The media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, ideas and points of view they offer. The subject offers a wide range of rich and stimulating media products, offering opportunities for detailed analysis of how the media communicate meanings in a variety of forms.
Frequently asked questions
What do you do in Media Studies?
In Media you will study a variety of media products from different eras, you will study radio, magazines, newspapers, film promotion, advertising and music videos. You will also learn practical skills to create media products.
Do you have to have studied GCSE or BTEC Media in lower school to study it at A level?
The answer is no you don’t, we will teach you all you need to know. Don’t worry we will provide you with all the notes and resources you will need to be successful with in A level Media?
Is their coursework in A level Media?
Yes there is, 30% of the overall grade in A level Media is your coursework grade. This is where you will have the opportunity to take photos, write articles and construct a variety of media products.
I don’t have Photoshop at home?
Don't worry about not having Photoshop at home we will provide you with an Adobe licence so you can access photo shop on your home devices, so you don't have to always be in school to work on your practical production.