Media Studies

We are surrounded by the media in all aspects of life and the media industry is one of the fastest growing in Britain. BTEC Media provides a fascinating introduction into the power behind the media whilst equipping pupils with a range of practical and design skills.

“If your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.”

Tom Stoppard

Course description

BTEC Creative Media Production offers students an interactive and engaging course that aims to broaden their minds. Students will cover all aspects of media including language, representations, industries and audiences, giving students both an overall and in-depth understanding of how media represents the world. This new, exciting course will give students the opportunity to create the products that they love to consume and give them the fundamental skills to work in the creative and media industries.

This leads perfectly into A Level Media Studies or other creative subjects. The course is a perfect introduction to both practical and theoretical media principles and can therefore provide a strong foundation for careers in web-design, media production, journalism and University.

Exam board


  • 60% of the course is internally assessed and based on two components. Component 1 looks at exploring media products and Component 2 looks at creating media products.
  • 40% of the course is externally assessed and requires the students to explore, design and create a media product to set brief under timed conditions.

Ways to help my child succeed

Ensure your child has access to a range of media products, including newspapers and access to the internet and tv news. Discuss the media and provide opportunities to widen your child’s experience of different films. finally, ensure your son or daughter reads magazines and newspapers, watch films, listen to music and the radio, and keep up to date with the media and key issues within the media.  Please ensure that your son or daughter reads magazines and newspapers, watches films, listens to music and the radio, and keeps up-to-date with the media and key issues within the media.

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