- Five GCSEs at C or above, including English.
In the first year you will study two key aspects of the media. In the unit on ‘Investigating Media’ (Unit 1), you will learn the fundamentals of media forms and platforms and the concepts which lie beneath the surface, as well as the role of marketing and promotion of these products.
Unit 2, ‘Creating Media’, takes you through the production process, from researching the codes and conventions of professional media products to producing products of your own.
In the second year you will look at different ways of explaining and understanding the media and how it works in ‘Critical Perspectives’ (Unit 3). This covers how issues are represented by the media as well as the impact of new media. You will also undertake a case study on some of these issues and look at how they can be understood.
In Research and Production’ (Unit 4) you will carry out an individual piece of work that will give you the chance to really understand the relationship between research and practical production.