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This course reflects the growing importance of media studies as a subject and the mix of theoretical and practical work gives you the flexibility to choose topics and interests including radio, television, publishing and film.

Course details


This course will give you the knowledge and skills required to go on to higher education and pursue a career in this field.

What's covered?

Year one:

  • media language
  • representation
  • media industries
  • audiences

Year two:

  • critical perspectives in media
  • reflective analysis of practical skills and work
  • television
  • film
  • radio
  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • advertising and marketing
  • online, social and participatory media
  • video games
  • music video

How will my work be assessed?

  • exams: 80%
  • coursework: 20%

What can I do after this?

  • higher education at university or college, including our BA (Hons) Television Production & Screen Media degree or BA (Hons) Journalism
  • find employment in the media industry including journalism, audio, TV, film, new media and advertising
  • maths and English language at grade four/grade C or above
  • three additional GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above

Open Event - Southend Campus

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Our Southend Campus is located next to Southend Central train station and offers A-level courses and an impressive range of vocational subjects in realistic work environments using cutting-edge technology.


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Important please read: you only need to make an application for one of your chosen A-level courses. There is no need to apply for each A-level course individually. You will be invited to attend an A Level Subject Event where you will be able to discuss and select your chosen subjects.

  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Provision School leavers
  • Cost Free
  • Cost details FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
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