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A Levels

A-Level Media

  • Course Type: A Level

What can this course lead to?

Example job roles:

  • Marketing Assistant
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Event Organiser
  • Information Officer
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Market Researcher
  • Writer
  • Online Blogger
  • Public Relations Assistant

Studying further: Progress to study the HND in Creative Media at University Centre Peterborough or degrees in Journalism, PR, Advertising, Marketing, TV and Film Production at university.

Who is it for?

Study the inner workings of the media industry and understand the theories that underpin how we interact with the world of TV, film, print, radio and digital online media through the study of a wide range of contemporary media products.

Develop practical skills using industry-standard creative software to design magazines, build websites and create a range of video productions. Throughout the course you will use these skills to produce a selection of coursework following live briefs from local and college projects.

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • Media theory and critical theoretical approaches
  • Close study products from 9 media platforms
  • Creative and practical skills in video production, print design and online media
  • Media language, media audiences, media representation and media industries
  • Social, historical and political perspectives

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Minimum grade 5/C or above in maths and 6/B in two humanities subjects.

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you. We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.

Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success’ programme that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change subject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks -subject to availability
  • Moving you between A-Levels and a Level 3 Diploma if you are finding your current level too hard – subject to availability
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at should you have any further questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years
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