Havant Sixth Form College

A Levels: Media Studies

Why study Media Studies?

The media is all-pervasive and incredibly powerful. A Media Studies A Level enables you to understand, criticise and evaluate the media and its messages; think independently and create your own work – all useful skills for Higher Education and a wide variety of professions. It’s a great choice if you’re aiming to go on to a media-related university course or a good grounding for a career in film, television, marketing or journalism.

What will I study?

Your studies will include an exploration of how the media constructs representations, focusing particularly on the news industry. You will also explore the new media landscape, including digital platforms and video games. You will be able to create your own moving image and print media products in non-examined assessment.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of non-examined assessments (30%) and exams (70%).

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.

What Havant adds to this

You’ll have the opportunity to go on a residential trip to New York. You’ll also have the chance to take part in local and national live filmmaking competitions and projects. To find out more about our Lottery funded projects visit millstreamproductions.com and search under ‘work’ and ‘education’.

Your destinations with this course

Students from this course have gone on to study related degrees at university in media studies, media & cultural studies, communication media & culture, media arts, media production, media practice and contemporary media practice.


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