Skip to content ↓

Kingsbury
High School

 

You have not allowed cookies and this content may contain cookies.

If you would like to view this content please

 

 

You have not allowed cookies and this content may contain cookies.

If you would like to view this content please

 

 

Examboard

Course Information

In summary, 70% Exam and 30% Practical Media Production.

Component One:

  • Written Exam, 1 hours 45 minutes (35% of final grade)
  • Studying the following industries: Newspapers; Advertising & Marketing; Music Video; Radio; Video Games; Film
  • For each sector set text(s) will be studied with a focus on Media Language, Representation Industry and Audience

Component Two:

  • Written Exam, 1 hours 45 minutes (35% of final grade)
  • Studying the following industries: Television; Magazines and Online Blogs
  • For each sector set text(s) will be studied with a focus on Media Language, Representation Industry and Audience

Component Three:

  • Media Production (30%)
  • Non-exam assessment: internally assessed and externally moderated
  • A different brief is set each year by the exam board.  However, your choice of media forms will always remain the same but the context will be different.  Therefore, you will have the choice to make one of the following to fulfil the set brief: A television sequence; A music video; Print advertising/marketing (film posters etc) or a new magazine front cover and article

Assessment

2 written exams and one coursework assessment.  Both exams will require extended written responses in the form of academic essays.  The media production coursework has to be an individual creative project (although you will work closely in a team to complete your own production)

Entry Criteria

Overall, five GCSEs grade 4 with GCSE English Grade 4 minimum. You can resit GCSE Maths but you must have GCSE English. Media Studies can be taken alongside a number of other A-Level courses: Criminology, Sociology, Photography and Art with a minimum of a grade 4 GCSE English. There are no other A-Levels you can take with a Grade 4 in GCSE English.

Other Information

The media plays a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. It shapes our perceptions of the world through the representations, ideas and points of view they offer. The media has a real relevance and importance in our lives today, providing us with ways to communicate, with forms of cultural expression and the ability to participate in key aspects of society. The economic importance of the media is also unquestionable. The media industries employ large numbers of people worldwide and generate significant global profit. The globalised nature of the contemporary media, ongoing technological developments and more opportunities to interact with the media suggest their centrality in contemporary life can only increase.

Students need access to the Internet and a PC/laptop, they will also need to buy the Eduqas AS Media and A Level text book and an external hard drive to store all their practical production coursework.

See Ms Creeber for more details.