Media Studies

Contact for further information: Miss Lauren Mayhew

Why study Media Studies in the Sixth Form?

This course will appeal to you if you:

  • Enjoy using digital technologies (e.g. internet) reading newspapers and magazines, watching a wide variety of films and television programmes and who would have an interest in studying these materials and their place in society.
  • Want to learn how to create your own media texts using digital technologies
  • Enjoy essay writing, expressing your opinions and justifying their comments in the context of their reading/listening/viewing.
  • An independent learner and want to aim to work hard to see progress.

Key topics are:-

In Year 12 you will create a film opening and study key media concepts.  In year 13 you will complete a music video, website and digi-pack, using a variety of technologies; finally completing a study of Critical Perspectives in Media.

Where can Media Studies take me in the future?

The study of this A level will provide the you with further experience of a range of transferable skills: essay writing, analysis and independent research. You will also develop practical skills in media production.  These skills are in demand from both university course tutors and employers. 

What do the students say?

“It’s easy and enjoyable as long as you keep up with the work and put the time and effort in”

"I was able to work on my communication with others and use professional software to create original and unique products"

"The Media Studies Masterclasses are really helping me develop my textual analysis component and I have been able to constantly improve my grade"

"Having the chance to meet world famous directors and get work experience at OK! Magazine has shown me real life experiences in the Media industry"

Where can I find more information?

At BCHS we currently are following the OCR specification for final awarding in Summer 2018. 

You have the chance to use the new Brentwood County High School Media Studies blog for extension tasks and examination advice

At BCHS we follow the OCR Media Studies course, AS H140 and A2 H540. 

Subject Specification