Why do AS/A Level?

A level Media Studies is an established and successful option at Toot Hill College.

Media Studies offers a dynamic combination of practical and theoretical study. Practical projects are closely tied to study areas and examination topics, allowing all students ample opportunity to develop their skills in practical filmmaking, digital editing and desk top publishing.

Our students are able to take full advantage of the ICT resources available at the college. In recent years we have produced top quality advertisements, searching documentaries, terrifying trailers for horror films, sequences from new TV dramas, and promotional videos for school events. All students are given full guidance and support to develop their practical media skills.

The contemporary nature of Media Studies means that the independent research projects that we undertake in Year 13 must lead to analysis of recently produced texts. Recent research projects have included highly diverse topics including viral marketing, music distribution, auteurship and blockbuster film marketing.

Media Studies is taught within the Faculty of English at Toot Hill College. Our aim is to provide a learning environment where diversity and creativity are highly valued. As a department we provide enthusiasm and expertise in advertising, film theory, and the language of contemporary media. From our students we expect commitment, enthusiasm and a determination to achieve their full potential in Media Studies.

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