Media Studies is a contemporary and interactive subject which encourages students to develop their creative, analytical, research and communication skills, through exploring a range of media forms and perspectives.
Assessment: Exam (70%) | Non-Examined Assessment (30%)
Media One (1hr 30 mins, 35%)
Section A focuses on Media Language and Representation in forms such as magazines, advertising, newspapers, social media and video games.
Section B focuses on Media Industries and Media Audiences in forms such as radio, music videos, newspaper, social media, film and video games.
Media Two (1hr 30 mins, 35%)
Section A is based on an extract from a television product and assesses depth of theoretical knowledge.
Section B will be based on either newspapers, online material or video.
Non-Exam Assessment - Creating a Media Product (30%)
Students respond to one of five annually changed briefs set by AQA. They produce a statement of intent and a media product for an intended audience. This task is assessed by teachers and moderated by the exam board. The task created will use one of the following forms:
- Music video
- Online and social media
- Video games
Progression to Post 16
After completing this course students have the opportunity to go on to study Media Studies at Post 16 Level.