Media Studies

Level 3, A Level

Duration: Two Year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

Seevic -mediaThe mass media of the internet, film, television, newspapers and advertising play a significant part in our daily lives.

This is a challenging subject where you will look critically and analytically at online media, magazines, institutions, audiences, television drama and advertising marketing.

You will investigate media industries, popular culture and digital technologies to understand how television, film, journalism and online media inform, entertain and influence us. The subject combines practical and theoretical work in order to facilitate an understanding of key concepts including ‘representation’ or ‘audience’, as well as developing a range of specialist skills. 


Year One

You will undertake extensive research and create and evaluate a music magazine as part of your coursework. For the exam unit, you will develop textual analysis skills, through study of moving image, print-based and e-media. Additionally you will investigate case studies relating to representation in the media (of people, places, issues and events) and audience theory.

Year Two

You will have the opportunity to further develop your creative skills and an ability to critically evaluate your own work.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

You will be assessed by examination and coursework.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

  • You can take part in a trip to the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification).
  • Tutors have industry experience in film production and music videos, including winning national awards for their work. 

What Could I Do Next?

Media Studies provides an excellent foundation for further study in media-related courses at Higher Education level, as well as for a range of related subject areas in the Arts and Humanities. This subject works well with many Arts, Humanities and Social Science A-Levels. 

General Entry Requirements

Average point score of 5.3, calculated from all GCSE subjects. Your point score MUST include at least five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above - including English Language or Maths.

If your English Language is a D/3, your Maths must be at least a C/4 and vice versa.

Specific Entry Requirements

  • Grade C/5 or above in GCSE English Language.

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