What will I study?
In the media-dominated world of the 21st Century, wars are won and lost on television, celebrities seem more familiar to us than real life friends and our identities mirror popular figures from sport, music and fashion. You will be taught how to analyse the various; forms of media that we consume every day, developing the ability to deconstruct advertising, film, television, radio and the press. You will also undertake a creative coursework applying the skills you have learned to create your own media products.
What does it combine with?
The A-Levels in English Literature, English Language, Art and Design, Sociology and Psychology would combine well with Media Studies.
Where can it lead to?
Careers in film, radio and television are all possible options for Media Studies students. Employment ranges from journalism and TV criticism to production and broadcasting, as well as a host of other varied and interesting opportunities.
You can opt to study media at university or gain access to other courses that link in with the areas covered in the A-Level (film studies, sociology and public relations for example).
You might be interested to know…
Sutton Community Academy has a consistently high pass rate for the Media Studies A-Level year after year.
Studying media at GCSE would be an advantage but it is not essential. However a grade 4 at English is essential.