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There is no denying the importance of Media or how much we have come to rely on it; the new A-level in Media Studies looks holistically at the institutions behind various media platforms and the audiences that consume them. The way people, places and events are represented will form a large part of the course and you will also focus on different platforms and how they have come to converge alongside the study of media language. Throughout the course you will be given the opportunity to study music videos, video games, advertising, film marketing, newspapers and news/current affairs programmes.

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70% written examination

30% non-exam assessment

Entry Requirements

Grade 4 or above in GCSE or iGCSE English Language. An average GCSE score of 4.80 or higher. Grade C/4 or above in at least four GCSE / BTEC subjects.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


Particular areas of study include:

  • The Media Theoretical Framework – looking at Film, Advertising and Marketing, Radio, Magazines, Video Games and Music Video.
  • Long Form Television Drama
  • News and Online Media
  • Media Language and Representation
  • Creating a Media Product
  • Creating a Cross-media Product

You will also be presented with opportunities to attend film screenings and a trip to London to visit the British Film Institute and Warner Bros. Studios.


You will take away an insight into how the media works and how it functions in and affects contemporary society. In addition to this you can create an electronic portfolio of your written work and digital media products, published on the internet, which can be used for Higher Education and job interviews.

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Course Information


A level

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