Media - Diploma

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  • A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 3 are required
  • Assessed on your ability to make the media rather than write about the media
  • Continuous assessment based upon the production of portfolios of evidence – currently no exams.

Course summary

This course is focused on learning in a practical, work-related way. Seven units are completed over the course of the year with a strong focus on practical assignments to evidence your understanding and skills. The units studied are diverse and span a range of media platforms including media analysis, photography, video production and marketing.

You will find this course to be both rewarding and challenging as you gain new skills and develop further those that you already have in an atmosphere that reflects the ‘real world’ rather than a classroom. All learning takes place within dedicated Apple Mac rooms where creativity is at the forefront of all that you produce.
Assessment on this course is continuous and requires the ability to work to tight deadlines. Every piece of work you produce will be assessed and contributes to your overall final grade. Expectations are high, but you will receive excellent support from the dedicated team members who deliver the course. Strong organisation, enthusiasm, resilience and positivity are key attributes for anyone studying this course.


Emma Rantakangas

“I would highly recommend students coming to Barton Peveril as everyone is very friendly here, the lessons are fun and enjoyable, staff push students to their full potential and offer a range of opportunities regarding their interests.”

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