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Hampstead School



Why study A Level Media?:

Do you have an interest in the world? Why choose A Level Media? Learning aims of the course are to enhance candidates’ enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives; develop critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts and through the creative application of practical skills; explore production processes, technologies and contexts and for students to become independent in research skills and their application. The future? Preparing students for future careers is also paramount. Career options in Media Studies are diverse. A-Level Media Studies will help prepare you for a future career in the industry. Media Studies students enter into further study at university level or specialist higher education schools in a variety of media industries.  A-Level Media Studies will also provide opportunity for a future within film, music or gaming industries, news reporting, either as a journalist writing for print and online publications, or perhaps as a researcher or presenter within the television or radio sectors, advertising, marketing and public relations as well as graphic design, web-design, photography and education and research.

Creative Industry Independent Learning:

October Gallery - Every Monday afternoon A-level Media students attend the October Gallery Collective for Young People (see attached leaflet). Here they learn with industry professionals across a range of creative professions. Georgie Fay the October Gallery Education Coordinator leads workshops with other industry professionals and tours a variety of diverse gallery spaces across London with the young people from Hampstead School. Further to developing creatively and working with real-time professionals the young people from Hampstead School are also completing their Bronze Arts Award as part of their October Gallery Collective membership.

Plus students worked with the October Gallery and Chocolate Films to film, direct, star in and produce a promotional film for the October Gallery:

Media Industry Ambassadors - Hampstead School Media Studies graduates are invited back to Hampstead School as Media Industry Ambassadors to deliver learning and career advice to both A-Level and GCSE Media Studies students. At present all ex-Hampstead Media Studies students are all enrolled at university in a variety of degrees from Media Communications to Photography to Film Studies to English Literature and Creative Writing.

Exam board: OCR