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Media Studies

Cambridge Advanced

Why Study Cambridge International AS & A Level Media Studies?

Cambridge International AS and A Level Media Studies offers you the chance to develop an understanding and appreciation of the place of media in our everyday lives.

The course enables you to take a hands-on approach to the subject. Through the coursework components – the Foundation Portfolio for AS Level and the Advanced Portfolio for A Level – you will create your own media products from planning through to execution. You will also consider and analyse examples from existing media, examining production processes and technologies and the effects they achieve. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Film
  • Music
  • Print
  • Radio and podcasts
  • Video games
  • Media regulation
  • Postmodern media
  • Power and the media
  • Media ecology

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge International AS Level Media Studies requires about 180 hours of study, and Cambridge International A Level Media Studies requires about 360 hours of study. These figures are for guidance only. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We do not expect learners starting this course to have previously studied Media Studies. It is necessary that all A-Level students have IGCSE English Language or the equivalent at Grade C/4 or above.



Unfortunately, private candidates cannot enter for this syllabus. We can teach you this course online, but we cannot enter you for the end of year exam. If you decide to study this course with us, you will not get an official Cambridge International Qualification by the end of this course.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International AS & A Level Media Studies can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

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