Are you interested in how your opinions about the world are shaped and influenced by the media products you consume?
Have you ever considered how those products are put together, by whom and for whom?
Media Studies offers you the chance to explore and analyse a wide range of media texts to identify the messages and values they contain, as well as giving you the opportunity to produce your own media products.
During the course you will:
Course units will include:
Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences
Section A: Analysing Media Language and Representation
Section B: Understanding Media Industries and Audiences
Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth
Section A – Television in the Global Age
Section B – Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative Media
Section C – Media in the Online Age
Component 3: Cross-Media Production
The course is assessed by written exams (70%) and coursework (30%). There will also be mock exams and other opportunities where your knowledge and understanding is assessed throughout the year.
You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6 and 3 at Grade 5 including English.
You will use industry standard equipment, including Apple Macs
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