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Coombes Sixth Form

Media Studies


The course is 50% practical and is a lot of fun!

Media studies is fun, creative, interesting and challenging! You get to make your own film and music video, study TV Drama and the Film Industry and in A2 study Media in the online age, looking at how the internet has revolutionised media.

As well as honing your creative skills, you will learn how to use all the key technology and software that will help you, whatever your future plans are. You will know how to communicate effectively with video, image and sound, conveying complex arguments in a stunning way – a great skill whatever your chosen career path.


Year 13 student

"I'm currently studying ICT, Sociology and Media Studies. I hope to study Film Production at University and I aspire to one day be a film director. What I like about studying at Coombe is the level of support and care the teachers provide for each student."




Head of Department; Miss E McCarthy

'The media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, ideas and points of view they present and they provide us with platforms for cultural expression. To study media means to participate in this discourse but also to learn how to deconstruct, critique and create it too. The globalised nature of the contemporary media, along with ongoing technological developments and more opportunities to interact with it suggests that the media's centrality in contemporary life can only increase, making it a relevant subject to study at A Level with great prospects for the future.'