Media - A Level (OCR)

Start Date: 5 September 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: King's Cross Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers (16-18)

About The Course

A Level Media will allow you to view media in an academic context and apply the knowledge and understanding gained to the process of creating your own media productions. You will develop critical and reflective thinking skills, so that you can actively participate in the critical debates surrounding modern media. There are also opportunities for creative media production, understanding how theory supports practice and practice supports theory.

What Will I Study?

You will study topics including:

  • News and Online Media
  • Media Language and Representation
  • Media Industries and Audiences
  • Long Form Television Drama

The course covers a wide range of texts, which may include adverts from Old Spice, Lucozade and Shelter, and music videos from Corinne Bailey Rae, Massive Attack, Emeli Sandé, Fatboy Slim, Radiohead and David Guetta

What Will I Need?

You will need:

  • Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths
  • If your English Language GCSE is at grade 4, one of your three GCSEs at grade 5 or above must be a literary subject (e.g. English Literature, History, Business Studies, Sociology, Geography)
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.

How Will I Be Assessed?

During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are three public examinations.

What Will It Cost?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.

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