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A-Level Media

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Course overview

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 for local and College projects.

 

What Does The Programme Include

You will utilise your creativity through practical work which will include the use of specialist software to prepare newspaper and magazine layouts, as well as the preparation of film pieces. You will also take part in group work, investigations of contemporary case studies, presentations, research projects and regular practice exam questions.

Entry Requirements

The standard requirements for A Levels is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/​C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/​B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own additonal entry requirement, please see below:

Standard requirement.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this 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 courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieveing well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

Additional Information

You will complete coursework that accounts for 20% of the final assessment. You will be given a set brief which comprises of two practical products working with other departments in college to create a professional standard media product.

Potential Future Career

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 Stamford or degrees in Journalism, PR, Advertising, Marketing, TV and Film Production at university.

Course Content

You will study the following units:

  • Media theory and critical theoretical approachs
  • 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

 

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Emily achieved A*, A, A, A* in Biology, Maths, Chemistry and her EPQ. The former Prince William School student progressed to The University of Nottingham to study Chemical Engineering.

Emily Hutchinson

 

 

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