Media Studies

"The television screen is the retina of the mind's eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore, whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore, television is reality, and reality is less than television." Brian O’Blivion, Videodrome (1983)

Mr O'Gorman
Entry Requirements: Grade 6 in GCSE Media Studies


During the two-year course, you will study a vast range of different media forms, looking at their construction and their impact on consumers, how they represent the world and how the various industries work. The industries we cover as part of the A-level course include: newspapers, advertising, music videos, film, video games, radio, television, magazines and online media.

In your second year of study, you will have the opportunity to put your studies into practice through a practical piece of coursework.


Don’t waste time in front of the screen, study it! It has been said that media literacy is as important to living in the 21st Century as regular literacy was to the 20th Century.