Course Type: Full Time

AS/A Level Media Studies

  • Course Code CG60018
  • Start Date 6th September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

Course title: AS/A Level Media Studies

Exam board detail: OCR

Type of qualification: A Level (to be studied in conjunction with two other A Level subjects)

Delivery hours per week: 6 hours (1.5-hour lessons)


Section 1: Subject Overview

A Level in Media Studies encourages students to study the media in an academic context and apply the knowledge and understanding gained to their own media productions. They develop critical thinking skills as they study the media in both global and historical contexts.


Section 2: Assessment Overview

Assessment methods include:

Frequent Topic Tests

Mock Assessments

Practical Assessments

External assessments (exams) will take place in the summer term – May/June.


Section 3: What do other students study alongside Media Studies at A Level?

Many students will opt to study Art, Craft and Design, English Literature, History, Sociology or Psychology depending on their long-term destination.


Section 4: What are the possible career opportunities after successful completion of this course?

A number of degree programmes leading into jobs, such as:

Media planner

Multimedia specialist

Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video

Public relations officer

Runner, broadcasting/film/video

Social media manager

Television/film/video produce

Web content manager.


Section 5: How can I find out more if I have a question?


Media Studies Teacher – jg.simmons@gateshead.ac.uk   

Curriculum Operations Manager - sarah.latheron@gateshead.ac.uk





An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

Average grade 6 GCSE profile (Higher entry criteria is required for anyone looking to study Maths and/or Sciences at A Level). However, if you do not meet this profile please still come to an Open Event to discuss all options with a member of the A Level Team.

Required experience

We welcome applicants without prior experience.

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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