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Media Studies

Block 1
Assessment: Assessment 30% | Exam 70%
Subject Lead: Mrs N. Scott

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:

  • Television
  • Music video
  • Radio
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Advertising/marketing
  • 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.

Ken Stimpson Community School
Staniland Way
PE4 6JT (Sat Nav users: PE4 6WR)