media studies

Sixth Form


Through studying Media Studies students will view, evaluate and analyse a variety of media products, and develop practical skills spanning a range of media forms.


Students are given the opportunity to:

• Develop skills of enquiry, critical thinking and analysis

• Develop appreciation and critical understanding of the media and their role both historically and currently in society, culture, politics and the economy

• Develop an understanding of the dynamic and changing relationships between media forms, products, media industries and audiences

• Develop knowledge and understanding of the global nature of the media

• Engage in critical debate about academic theories used in media studies

• Develop sophisticated practical skills through creative media production.


Why is it a useful qualification?

Media Studies is an academic A Level which provides a good foundation for higher education and for further study of media-related courses. It is a great choice for people considering a career in the creative industries. Through studying contemporary, diverse topics and varied and engaging content, students will develop research, problem-solving skills as well as their creativity. They’ll also refine their debating skills through the discussion of contemporary issues from a range of perspectives.



Ms Danielle Irwin

Head of Media Studies



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