Course Location


Marple College



Course Overview

We spend huge parts of our life consuming Media. It surrounds us all the time and we use it for all kinds of different and varied reasons. Media Studies teaches you to develop critical perspectives on what you watch, read, listen to, or play every day. It encourages you to reflect on why texts appeal and what purpose they serve in our daily lives. During the course you will analyse a wide variety of different texts, considering key concepts like genre and narrative.

You will consider audience theory whether audiences are passive or active and the implications that this creates.You will also spend time producing Media and gaining practical skills in the use of a variety of Media software packages.

Further Details


College 16-18

Start Date


Course Duration

- 2 Years


A Levels

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including a minimum of a grade 5 in English Language and 4 in Maths.

The course offers very varied subject matter and crosses all areas of the Media. It offers the chance to develop software skills in packages used by industry professionals, developing promotion and audience-targeting skills that are key to all businesses.

Unique Features allows students the freedom to choose coursework focus: music industry, advertising, television, etc.Offers options in print media, moving image production and multimedia.Variety of software available for use: Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Illustrator; Microsoft Office; iMovie, etc.Key skills for university developed, such as independent research and academic essay writing. Develops understanding of a wide range of media texts and industries.

You could progress to a related higher education course such as media, teaching, humanities, social sciences or film studies. You could also progress to a range of varied apprenticeships, from opportunities within BBC TV or Channel 4, to Digital and Social Media.

Component 1 – exam (35% of total assessment)Component 2 – exam (35% of total assessment)Component 3 – coursework (30% of total)

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