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High School


During the Examination Stage, Media Studies students are studying for their GCSE in Media Studies with the WJEC Exam board. The course explores how Film, TV and Magazine Publications use narrative, representation and genre to appeal to their audiences. Students investigate many different media products including, horror films, TV Crime Dramas and Fashion Magazines.

The A Level Media Studies is a two year course where students will investigate and explore all aspects of the media, ranging from newspapers to film. The emphasis is on how the media represents certain aspects of our society. Students will explore how narrative and genre is created and the impact this has on different audiences. They will also apply concepts and theories to their own production of a Magazine. The course is 50% exam and 50% coursework where students in Year 12 produce their own Magazine front covers and double -page spread article and in Year 13 candidates are required to undertake an individual investigation into a specific area of study focused on one of the following concepts: genre, narrative or representation, students also produce their own individual production which can be audio - visual or print.