Year 12 & 13

If you’re aged 16 and want to join us in September, we’ve got limited places available so apply now and register your interest. All applications will be processed and applicants invited in for a meeting.

You’ll have the opportunity to take a specialist qualification in Creative Media Production and Technology, awarded by the University of the Arts London, which follows a curriculum written with industry to ensure it’s aligned to careers in media. You’ll also have the opportunity to take an A-Level alongside your media qualification which will support your specialism and interests.

Classes will be a 60/40 split between practical project work and classroom study. And your vocational learning towards the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology will earn you UCAS points to take through to University – or the practical skills to head straight into the workplace.

Our aim is to ensure that you leave us as a fully-rounded individual with all the skills your future employers will be looking for. So you can expect exciting real-life learning on live projects covering every aspect of the media alongside more traditional classroom lessons.

Click HERE to apply for your place in Year 12 at Global Academy.

Course profile

  • A mixture of academic and vocational course options
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology
  • Work on projects commissioned by industry experts
  • Industry Mentoring, Work Experience and rich programme of media industry guest speakers


  • Limited places in 2019
  • 50% of places will be given to students who live in a 5 mile radius of the school
  • 50% of places will be given to students who live anywhere in the UK
  • Minimum of 5 GSCEs at 9 - 4 (A*-C)
  • Some subjects require a grade 6 at GCSE


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What will I study?

  • Vocational

    You can opt for a purely specialist vocational route:

    • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Broadcast & Digital Media (Creative Media Production & Technology)


    With this qualification, you can still earn UCAS points with a pass, merit or distinction - giving you the option to head off to University or take the skills into the workplace.

    The Extended Diploma in Broadcast & Digital Media (Creative Media Production & Technology) will give you the following points for each final grade:

    Pass 72 / Merit 120 / Distinction 168


    The programme will allow students to demonstrate:

    • Initiative
    • Independent enquiry
    • Creative thinking
    • Reflective learning
    • Team-working
    • Self-management
    • Effective participation
    • Problem solving
    • Communication
  • Combination

    The Combined course will offer the best of both worlds:

    • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Broadcast & Digital Media (Creative Media Production & Technology) AND


    • 1 A Level from the Academic route -
      • A Level Mathematics
      • A Level Music Technology
      • A Level Art
      • A Level Drama
  • What happens?

    One minute you could be recording a TV or radio show in our state of the art studios, the next you could be pitching your media idea to a worldwide brand or be attending a workshop on personal brand building and presentation skills. No one day is the same here at Global. 

    Your future in the creative media industry really does start at the Global Academy. Click here to see some of the recent inspiring projects which are students have worked on this term.

    Students also get the chance to work on our student run Radio and TV stations - Youths Choice as well as take part in work experience, mentoring and a rich programme of guest speakers. 

    What happens?
Apply now to join us in Year 12

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