Year 12 & 13

So looking to join us in Year 12 this September? Take a look below at what your new sixth form could mean for you

Kickstart Your Career in Media

Join us at 16 to take our unique industry-focused Media Production qualification at Global Academy.

The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology has been designed to provide the industry creatives of the future with the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to access and progress to further study and employment in the media sector.

It provides an opportunity for those who have an interest and passion in broadcast, digital and creative media to explore, develop and test their creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.


 Positive destinations into industry, higher education or freelance


unique media pathways studied across two years


media industry and career engagements per year

What Will I Study?

The course is delivered in four main pathways – Digital, Visual, Audio and Enterprise. Click the buttons below to find out more about each pathway.

To begin with, you will be taught the basics of each pathway – we call this your ‘Media Toolbox’.

After this – it’s time to get practical and you’ll get real life experience to work on projects with an industry-focused. You’ll get the chance to go through the whole production experience (research, planning, pre-production, production and post-production). During the lessons – you’ll spend time with our media staff who will guide you on how to use industry-standard equipment and software. We also work with real-life clients and industry partners – so you never know who will be seeing your work (and could possibly employ you in the future!).

In your second year – you’ll get the chance to specialise in either audio production, visual production or digital production to really hone your skills and craft. We’ll also make sure you’re armed with all the knowledge needed to progress into the industry or further education when you leave. Finally, you’ll work on your Final Major Project. The Final Major Project is the culmination of your Global training and showcases all the skills you have learned at Global.

Where Are They Now?

Check out some of the Media Companies our graduates have gone on to work for!

Students have graduated from our course into top media employers including Global Radio, BBC, Facebook, TikTok, Google and more.  Click here to find out more about Global Academy alumni.

More About the Course

Here at Global Academy sixth form – you will have the opportunity to take a specialist Level 3 qualification in Creative Media Production and Technology, awarded by the University of the Arts London awarding body. You’ll also have the opportunity to take an A-Level alongside your Media qualification which will support your specialism and interests.

The course follows a curriculum written with members from the Creative Industries to ensure it’s aligned to careers in Media. Classes will be split between practical project work and classroom study with sessions delivered by both teachers and industry professionals. At the end of the course, not only will you have a portfolio of work, a range of contacts and the practical skills to take into the workplace, you will earn UCAS points to take through to University.

16 to 19 Tuition Fund

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is £96 million of one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is ring fenced funding for schools, colleges and all other 16 to 19 providers like Global Academy to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from COVID-19.

This funding will be used to provide personalised support through small group sessions for groups of students who have not achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE maths and/or English by age 16.

As part of Global Academy’s specialism in media – alongside our partners Resource Productions, we will focus on supporting learners with the development of succeeding in the creative media industry and where learning has been disrupted

What Else Can I Study at Global Academy?

Our media qualification is a full time course which is the equivalent of 3.5 A Levels.

Alongside studying the four pathways (Digital, Audio, Visual and Enterprise) all students will get the chance to take part in a wide variety of career and work experience opportunities with industry leading professionals and our own in house careers team.

One minute you could be spending the day with the team at TikTok learning the craft behind creating digital content and the next you could be hearing from a producer from a BAFTA awarding film – we call it #OnlyAtGlobal

What Skills Will I Learn?

• Initiative

• Independent enquiry

• Creative thinking

• Reflective learning

• Team-working

• Self-management

• Effective participation

• Problem solving

• Communication

Getting Involved

Want to know what life is like for a Year 12 or 13 student at Global Academy? Here are some of our Sixth Form students talking about their time with us.


You In?

If you want to kickstart your career in the Creative Media Industry – then click the link below and apply now to join us in September.

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?