CTEC Extended Certificate in Media Studies Level 2

Level 2

Qualification: GCSE

Duration 1 year

What will I study?

For the Media Studies CTEC you will study how media texts are put together to create meaning for audiences. You will be studying how media texts are targeted at different audiences across different platforms. The course is all based on production assessments.

You will study how media audiences are made to create effect as well as marketed to certain audiences with a focus on horror films and the horror film production company Hammer Horror and their film The Woman in Black.

You will also be producing two forms print media during the year, each of which you will be assessed on.

You will produce a print advertising campaign for a new horror film of your own ideas. You will undertake a variety of planning and research tasks before creating three posters; 1 billboard, 1
magazine poster and 1 teaser poster including your own original photography and editing skills using Adobe Photoshop.

You will also produce the front cover and article for a new magazine of your choice. Popular choices include music, fashion or sports, however the choice is up to you. You will, again produce all relevant planning and research tasks as well as undertaking original photography.

You will learn how to use DSLR cameras and Adobe Photoshop CS5.5 to produce your coursework. You do not need to purchase this hardware/software.

Study Visits

A variety of trips and visits will be available throughout the year in addition to some opportunities to meet visiting speakers from the Creative Industries.


Costs minimal for any study visits.


The course is all assessment by Production coursework.

Entry Criteria

General entry requirements for Level 2. An interest in using ICT / computing is desirable.

Course Overview

Follow the link to see an introduction to the course, identifying what you will study with us in the first few months and what you might already know.

Course Overview CTEC Media