GCSE and A Level
GCSE and A Level Media Studies challenge students to look at the media from several different perspectives.
It involves examining how the modern media industry works by analysing different media texts to consider how meaning is constructed for audiences.
During the GCSE and A Level course students study a wide range of texts, from television programmes and film trailers to social networking sites and magazines.
Upper School GCSE Media
In Years 10-11 students follow the WJEC/Eduqas syllabus.
Assessment for GCSE Media is based on final examinations with a huge emphasis placed upon exam skills throughout Year 10 and 11. There is a practical element to the course and students will be offered opportunities to produce their own practical pieces.
Media Studies exams are May/June of Year 11 and as such are taught across the two year period. This allows students a greater flexibility in their study of the Media course and allows the department to provide additional support within the curriculum and in Period 7 support activities.
Sixth Form - the department offers Media Studies at A Level.
The Media Studies course (WJEC/Eduqas) offers students an opportunity to develop a thorough and in depth understanding of the media’s role in contemporary culture and society, considering its economic and political importance.
Students will examine the key media frameworks, including media language, representation, media industries and audiences. Students will apply a range of media theories to these frameworks by focusing on a range of contemporary and historic media texts from advertising and marketing, film, newspapers, television, radio and video games.
Media Studies exams are in May/June of Year 13. There is a practical element to the course and students will be offered opportunities to produce their own practical pieces.