Fast-Track to Media Theory

Why should you attend? 

Are you struggling to absorb and keep up with the media theories students need to know about? Confused about which theoretical ideas are essential for A Level Media? Or are you an English teacher new to Media Studies, with no time to ‘cram’ the reading? This one-day ‘crash course’ will provide a basic theoretical toolkit for A Level Media teaching in a friendly and supportive context. You will be given guidance on the key theoretical ideas, copies of key readings to take away, and exemplar teaching activities and case studies to help pitch the theories to a suitable level and to raise attainment for all your students.

What will the course cover?

  • A chronological route through the theories normally covered on a Media Studies degree course, their relevance to your A Level specification, and active ways of bringing them to life in the classroom.
  • Key theories and concepts relating to media texts, audiences and reception.
  • The more complex and recent debates around ‘Media 2.0’, ‘big data’ and postmodern identity.
  • Reading, resources, case studies, links and classroom activities to help you to make the ideas accessible for your students.

NB: This is a repeat course. 


Just brilliant throughout, particularly for a media novice like me.

John Holloway, Chace Community School, on ‘Fast-Track to Media Theory’.

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