Media A-Level Pathway
SUBJECT COMBINATION POSSIBILITIES
IT-Application Developer(Level 3 introductory Diploma)
These are just some of the recommended subjects, but other combinations are also available.
Additional Study Skills
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)is a largely self-directed research project into a topic of the student’s choice. You will develop your study skills as you plan, research and develop your idea, creating either a research assignment, a product or an activity (e.g.,an event)as your final piece. The EPQ may also count towards UCAS points.
Core Maths is an exciting course which will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future care and life.
This one-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in the future.
Work experience examples (skills, sector, employers) Examples might be Radio Derby, The Quad, local newspapers, local marketing companies or marketing departments within local companies.Anything where ‘broadcasting’ information is involved, written, visual and recorded.Networking is key for this industry, so contacts are crucial. Often media can incorporate use of skills so competency and familiarity with these can be useful.Get involved with creating films or blogging and look out for any industry competitions.
Internal and External opportunities:
JWC MagazineStart your own blog!Summer Schools,such as the Sutton TrustSocial Media Projects
Skills built from studying these subjects:
These are just some examples ….
- Technical Ability
- Organisation and Planning
- Attention to Detail
- Communication (oral and written)
- Problem Solving
Example Career Pathways
These are just some examples
Copy EditorWriterDigital CopywriterPublisherWeb Content ManagerMedia ResearcherTechnical AuthorPublic Relations OfficerNewspaper/MagazineJournalist
Digital MarketerSocial Media ManagerMarket ResearcherEvents ManagerAdvertising CopywriterMedia BuyerBrand Developer
TV/FilmProducerTV/Film Camera OperatorTV/Film ProductionRunnerScreenwriter
Web DesignerVideo EditorAnimator
Specialist Careers Information
TV and Film: https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/ and https://www.screenskills.com/ Publishing: www.publishers.org.uk and www.womeninpublishing.org.uk Creative sector: https://discovercreative.careers/#/ General: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-categories/creative-and-media and https://www.allaboutcareers.com/careers/industry/media
Some careers in Film and Media do not require Higher Education degrees, however most people who work in Media and Film do have them. Courses do vary, so it is advised that you do check what courses do cover and consider industry requirements.
Specialist University Information
- Digital Marketing
- Broadcasting Technician
- Social Media