The course aims to give students an understanding of specific media texts, how they are produced, the institutions that produce them and the audiences who interpret them. Students explore ways in which messages and meanings are constructed in the media and use analytical and critical frameworks as a means of understanding them. Research is undertaken and pupils develop skills in the production and evaluation of a variety of media texts. Students plan and construct media products using appropriate technical and creative skills in 2D media such as video, print, audio and website.
A GCSE level 5 in English is required. GCSE Media Studies is desirable but not essential.