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A Level Media

Studies

This is an exciting and culturally relevant A Level and is likely to appeal to students who are interested in the world of Communication, Culture and the Arts. The subject sits well in an A Level programme and compliments many subjects, particularly English, Film Studies, History, Art, Sociology, Psychology and Business.

Throughout your studies on our A Level Media course you will:

• Examine a wide range of media texts from a range of decades.

• Study both media theory and practical production components so you will leave the course with a broad set of skills that will open up many choices for University progression or employment.

• Assess the impact of new technologies on the media industry and audiences

• Cover audiences as both producers and consumers of media texts

• Examine contemporary issues, theories and debates

The course units are as follows;

Year 1:

Component 1 - Media Products, Industries and Audiences. Analysing a range of music videos, advertisements, newspapers, computer games, films and radio shows in terms of how they represent people and groups, and how audiences respond to the texts.

Year 2:

Component 2 - Media Forms and Products in Depth. Analysing 3 industries in detail – TV, Magazines and Online, social and participatory media.

Over both years:

Component 3 – Cross media Production (Coursework)

Creation of a print and online Media product (film marketing campaign or magazine) using Photoshop and web design software.

For 16-18 year old (daytime) students, this A Level will be one of three A Levels you choose to make up a full time programme of study. You will study for a total of 15 hours per week plus one hour per week tutorial.

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will undertake a personalised Study Programme, which will help you to achieve your ambitions and career goals.

All of our Study Programmes are designed to help you to develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you should expect from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. GCSE, A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • Help to achieve GCSE English and maths at grades A*-C if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.
  • Support to enable you to progress to the next level of study or employment

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place on courses at a higher level, including university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college. Students who have a grade D in either subject must study these subjects at GCSE level.

What the course leads to

Higher Education Degree courses in Media

Employment opportunities

Vocational training in media.

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"College is much more flexible which suited me well. It also had a wider range of courses available to study than my school sixth form."

Liam Roberts successfully achieved A*, A, A. Liam progressed onto the University of Greenwich.

Course Location

Clarence Street
L3 5TP

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of course details given on fact sheets, in the prospectus and on the web site. However, the College reserves the right to make changes to provision and to discontinue courses when necessary. Please note that the College cannot accept any liability for inaccuracies or omissions which arise due to such changes.

Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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