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Level 3

A Level Media Studies


The media plays a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics, shaping our perceptions of the world. The A Level syllabus offers you the opportunity to develop an informed understanding of the key issues through critical exploration, analysis and debate. You will focus mainly on theoretical content, although instruction in practical, print production methods (using Photoshop) and website design (Wix) is also given, so you have the opportunity to put the theory you have learnt into practice.

You should have a high level of language skills and will develop these further by exploring academic areas, including critical analysis, evaluation and textual analysis. Essay writing forms an essential part of the course and the academic and specialised skills gained on the course are intended to be transferable through to further studies or employment. Study will consider a variety of Media forms including; advertising and marketing, Television, Magazines, Online, Music Videos and Newspapers offering you an insight into the power of the media in an ever developing technical world.


You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English Language and maths.

You need to have an active mind to explore different interpretations and, most importantly, a high level of English and to enjoy writing. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project prior to enrolment.

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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