Media Studies Department Intent
In Media you will develop appreciation and critical understanding of the media and its role both historically and currently in society, culture and politics.
You will develop an enquiring, critical mindset and evolve your creativity.
Key stage 5
Media Studies is an exciting course in which students analyse and produce films, advertisements, music videos, websites, magazines and radio shows.
The course is also very practical; anyone interested in any of the media listed should definitely consider taking it as an A Level. Media Studies offers you the challenge to get creative and engage your imaginations!
What do students study?
You will study a range of media (television, film, newspapers, magazines, websites and social media). You will analyse key features of these media forms and then apply these, creating your own practical productions. At AS and A2 you work individually or in groups during your coursework.
The exams are about the wider media industry, how texts are produced and how they are understood by audiences. You will never watch a film or television programme in the same way again!
How are students assessed?
Your work will be assessed using 4 assessment objectives. You will have regular reviews with your teacher to help and guide your learning.
The course involves both coursework (internally assessed and externally moderated) and external examinations.