Media

Media Studies aims to develop the following skills which are directly transferable to other subject areas.
Communication – through group work, presentations, pitching their ideas and class discussions students develop their social and collaborative skills.
Research – through online and printed resources, students broaden their independent learning skills.
Analytical – by studying current media texts and evaluating their own work, students develop their diagnostic skills.
Practical – using a variety of technology, all students demonstrate their knowledge of media theories through the production of media texts.

KEY STAGE 4

GCSE Media Studies

Examination Board: AQA

Course Outline/ Topics
GCSE Media Studies engages students in the in depth study of media products in relation to the four areas of the

Theoretical framework:

Students are required to study media products from all of the following media forms:

Media One

What’s assessed?

Section A will focus on Media Language and Media Representations. Questions in this section can test any two of the following forms:

How it’s assessed?

Questions

Media Two

What’s assessed?

Section A will be based on a screening from an extract of one of the television Close Study Products and can test any area of the theoretical framework.
Section B will be based on either newspapers or online, social and participatory media and video games and can test any area of the framework.

How it’s assessed?

Questions

PLUS

Non-Exam assessment creating a media project

What’s assessed?

How it’s assessed

A choice of one of five annually changing briefs set by AQA

Students produce:

KS4 Reading List

KEY STAGE 5

A Level Media Studies

Examination Board: AQA

Course Outline/ Topics
A-level Media Studies engages students in the in depth study of media products in relation to the four areas of the theoretical framework:

 

Students are required to study media products from all of the following media forms:

ASSESSMENTS

Media One

What’s assessed?

Section A will focus on Media Language and Media Representations.
Questions in this section will test the following forms:

How it’s assessed

Questions

Media Two

What’s assessed?


How it’s assessed

Questions

Non-exam assessment: Creating a cross-media production

What’s assessed?

How it’s assessed

A choice of one of six annually changing briefs. Set by AQA

Tasks
Students produce:

 

 

 

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