Media Studies

A Level

Exam Board: Eduqas

2 years


Course Content:

At Alton College on the Media Studies A-Level you will study:

  • A wide range of media including advertising, music videos, film marketing, video games, radio and newspapers. 
  • Television in the global age, mainstream and alternative magazines, and media in the online age.
  • You will explore how different media industries operate, and how fans and consumers interact with media ‘texts’. 
  • A variety of theories which can be applied to concepts such as genre, narrative and audience.
  • Coursework: a practical production in response to a choice of briefs (e.g.  creating a TV sequence, magazine or music video).


30% course work, 70% exams.

2 exam papers; Media Products, Industries and Audiences;  Media Forms and Products in Depth

Studying at Alton College:

Lessons involve discussion, viewing, reading and note-making. You will learn to analyse media texts through a combination of teacher-led presentations , individual research, essay-writing and group-work. 

For the coursework production you will have the opportunity to develop your creative and technical skills such as camera-work and editing.

Entry requirements:

Students should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C.

Course costs:

£5 for course materials; approx. £20 for text-book.

Media Studies works well with:

English Literature
English Language
Business Studies