Media

Course Overview

A-level Media Studies will enable you to develop the analytical skills required for making sense of the key role the Mass Media makes in modern society. Learners study a range of media forms in terms of a theoretical framework which consists of media language, representation, media industries and audiences. Learners will also consider established media forms alongside more contemporary forms, developing an awareness of emerging and evolving media.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs, two grade B and three grade C including Maths and English.

Qualification
Course Outline

Components of Course
Component 1: 
    •     Media Products
    •      Industries
    •     Audiences
Component 2:
    •     Media Forms
    •      Products in Depth

Component 3:
    •    Cross Media Production

Assessment
2 written exams: 2 hours 15 and 2 hours 30
200 marks
70% of A-level

Coursework 
An individual cross-media production based on two forms in response to a choice of briefs set by exam board. This will incorporate digital technologies such as photography and photo manipulation and non-linear film editing software.
30% of A-level
Assessed by teachers
Moderated by Eduqas

Exam Board
Eduqas

Emily Hall

"I studied Graphics, Photography and Media and enjoyed all three courses at Cadbury Sixth Form College, all helping me to continue studying media, film and animation at university"

Emily Hall

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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