The Media plays such an important role in our society today. This is reflected in the popularity of A level Media Studies at an Advanced Level.

This subject will teach you about the power of media in your life. Moreover, you will learn about the impact it has on you in social, political and economic contexts. We deliver an interesting, challenging and above all enjoyable course, which will inform, enthuse and illuminate.

A Level Media Studies Facilities

Within the Media and Film department, there is a computer room, DVD facilities, scanning facilities and laser printing facilities. Programmes that will be used on the course include Dreamweaver, iWeb, InDesign, Photoshop and iMovie, these are for web design magazine/newspaper layout design, photo manipulation and video editing. There is also a viewing room and a classroom. The A Level Media Studies department has built up an extensive collection of digital video. In addition to still cameras which are available for students to book in advance and use for their practical work.

Where will an A Level Media Studies course lead?

Because Media Studies develops so many skills, you are attractive to employers in a wide range of people-orientated careers. A Media Studies qualification will enable you to study Media Studies in Higher Education at degree level. However, it can contribute towards the points needed for entry to a range of other degrees in other subjects.

Students who have gained Media at Advanced Level have gone onto careers/courses in varied areas. For instance, these areas include IT, Digital Media, Media Production, Journalism, Public Relations, Business and Management to name a few.

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in English Language or grade 5 in Media Studies (if studied).

Media Studies Course Leaflet

Exam board course specification

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What Our Students Say

Coming to Carmel is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The subjects that I study push me to my limits and my subject teachers offer me constant support throughout my courses. During Enrichment I take part in High Achiever sessions for Media as well as participating in Young Christian Workers which has allowed me to develop my skills in social action and in campaigning. The highlight of my time at Carmel so far is meeting new people and taking part in extra activities to support my studies.

Ben Hodge

Ben Hodge - A level Media Studies student