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

Since joining Carmel, I’ve gained more confidence and independence through the endless opportunities that are offered here. There is great support from the staff and lots of facilities available around college for independent study. I enjoy A Level Media Studies as the tutors are very supportive and friendly, making me feel comfortable whilst being engaged in lessons.

I’d definitely recommend Media Studies as it allows you to expand your knowledge and develop analytical skills which are transferable in the constantly changing real world. It’s a really interesting subject to study, looking at topics such as Music Videos, Advertisements and Radio.

During my first year, I have visited Liverpool Hope University allowing me to experience what Media Studies might be like after Carmel which gave me insightful and useful information I can use in the future.

When I leave Carmel, I hope to study Marketing at either the University of Liverpool or the University of Leeds. Media Studies has provided me with the skills I will need to be successful at University and to achieve all my goals, shaping me into a harder working and self-motivated person.

Gemma Norfolk