You will develop your knowledge and understanding of print, broadcast and e-media products as well as the areas of marketing, advertising and promotion including the institutions that create, produce and monitor media texts. The course will build on some of the media work you will have already done in English at Key Stage 3. You will produce drafts, plans and fully realised pieces in print, moving image and e‐media, analysing and evaluating your
work. Media Studies students use Apple Mac computers to create and edit products using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, IMovie and Publisher. All students can borrow film and still image cameras to complete their NEA (Non-Exam Assessment).
Three units of compulsory assessment:
Paper 1— Written exam 1 hour 30 minutes worth 84 marks and 35% of the GCSE
Questions will focus on areas of theoretical framework: industries, audience and representation.
Paper 2—Written exam 1 hour 30 minutes worth 84 marks and 35% of the GCSE
Questions will focus on Media Language and contexts of media.
NEA (Non-Exam Assessment) — internally assessed worth 72 marks and 30% the GCSE
Students will be given a choice of topics related to an over-arching theme that changes annually. They will be able to apply knowledge and understanding of the theoretical framework and show off practical skills relating to the media format that they choose to create.