A LEVEL MEDIA AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE
Media Studies is a subject that is truly contemporary and relevant to everyone. It is extremely challenging intellectually and provides a good pathway for students to get into higher education, whilst also teaching learners a skill set that will be incredibly useful in the media industry and beyond.
As the media becomes more and more ubiquitous in our lives, it is extremely important for people to be able to analyse and critique the media that surrounds them, so that they can make sense of it and try to understand exactly what is going on in society.
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades 9-5 (A*-B) including a 4 or above (Grade C) in GCSE Maths or English. For Media you will need a Grade 4 in English or English Language (excluding English Literature).
It’s suggested that students should get involved in the KGV Film Club. Each week, we air movies on a 236 inch screen in our new 120 seater Performance Theatre. This offers a truly cinematic experience as well as the chance to see various productions and analyse the different techniques involved in the creation of films. You can also get involved in the College radio station. The department regularly welcomes visits from various people in the media industry, and we also arrange trips to local independent cinemas to further broaden knowledge about filmmaking.
We have a creative media suite that aids in the production of coursework and a film studio kitted out with lights, cameras and tripods. Our Mac Suites are equipped with industry-standard media and photo editing software.