Media Studies

Media Studies

Media Studies AQA


Deadlines for Media studies at Post-16

A2 Media studies: Friday 20th March 3.30pm
AS Media studied: Monday 30th March 3.30pm


Why study this course?

Media Studies is a popular course at Malbank Sixth Form College with consistently high exam results. 2010 results across A Level showed 80% of students achieved an A-C grade. We use media industry standard equipment where possible and edit work using Apple Mac editing software.How is the course structured?

50% exam and 50% practical work


MEST 1 Section A: Investigating the Media - 1 Hour Exam
MEST 1 Section B: Broadcast Industry Case study - 45 minute Exam
MEST 2: Practical production


MEST 3 Section A examination, 
comparing 2 texts
MEST 3 Section B examination 
investigating representations of youth 
and gender
MEST 4 Practical production of choice 
and 2,000 word essay

What are the entry requirements?

It is essential that students have a strong interest and passion for understanding the media, and an creative and quizzical ability would be beneficial. A-C grade in English is essential.

Which other subjects link well with this subject?

Media Studies is a subject based on theory which links well with any academic subject but requires an equally strong creative mind set. Students studying Media often combine with Art & Design, ICT, Performing Arts and Design Tech. History, English and Psychology provide excellent analytical skills which transfer to Media well.

What career paths would this course lead to?

The skills acquired studying Media can continue onto related fields in Further Education such as Media, Advertising, Graphic Design, Journalism, TV & Radio Production.

What specific skills will I learn?

Not to believe everything you see, read or hear

What Extra Opportunities are available?

We take an annual study visit to the National Media Centre at Bradford where students attend lectures by professional film/television critics who share techniques and give an interesting and valuable insight into the industry.

  "Budding directors from 6th form Media using HD video camera"
  "A Level students record original sound tracks and voice- overs for their film productions"
Sixth Form Open Evening - Tuesday 23rd October 6pm-8pm