WJEC AS/A2 Media Studies Level 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
A Levels



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including English/Welsh 1st Language

In a nutshell

This course includes the study of three media platforms - broadcast, print and e-media (the web and mobile technology). Key concepts include form (the texts), representation, media institutions and audiences.

This course is for you if...

...You wish to enter higher education
... You have an interest in media studies
... You want a career in the media industry

What will I be doing?

The weighting for both the AS and A Level courses is 70% examination and 30% coursework, as these are now two separate qualifications.

The A Level course comprises two practical productions, allowing you to create electronic media, audio-visual and print materials, using Adobe Premier, Photoshop and WIX. The AS course requires you to produce one media product from the platforms listed above.

A Level Media requires you to sit two written examinations in the summer term over the two years. If you chose to take the AS Media course, you’ll be required to sit two exams in the summer term in addition to the coursework. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:

What is expected of me?

To enter, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English/Welsh First Language.

Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there’s an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.

What comes next?

You can progress to university courses in a media-based subject, such as TV and film studies, cultural studies or journalism, or communication related courses.

Additional information

There is a £10.00 studio fee for this subject.

Where can I study WJEC AS/A2 Media Studies Level 3?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

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