Media Studies at Post 16

Key Stage 5

EDUQAS Media Studies A level

The WJEC Eduqas A level in Media Studies offers a broad, engaging and stimulating course of study which enables learners to:

  • demonstrate skills of enquiry, critical thinking, decision-making and analysis
  • demonstrate a critical approach to media studies
  • demonstrate appreciation and critical understanding of the media and their role both historically and currently in society, culture, politics and the economy
  • develop an understanding of the dynamic and changing relationships between media forms, products, industries and audiences
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the global nature of the media
  • apply theoretical knowledge and specialist subject specific terminology to
  • analyse and compare media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed
  • make informed arguments, reach substantiated judgements and draw conclusions about media issues
  • engage in critical debate about academic theories used in media studies
  • appreciate how theoretical understanding supports practice and practice supports theoretical understanding
  • demonstrate sophisticated practical skills by providing opportunities for creative media production.

EDUQAS Media Studies A level is assessed in the following way: