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Media Studies

Specific Course Entry Requirements  
Examination Levels Offered AS and A-Level
Examination Board Eduqas

A-Level Media Studies is an interesting and varied couse that develops a greater understanding of the practical and theoretical elements of Media.  A-level Media Studies can also develop a wide range of transferable skills including analysis, visual communication, problem solving, as well as communication, presentation and organisational skills.

Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences
This leads to a written exam of 2 hours 15 minutes (35%)
For this unit, we study a breadth of forms and a range of set products in relation to key areas of the theoretical framework.  This will include the study of: 

  • Advertising and marketing
  • A range of newspapers
  • Film including: I, Daniel Blake and Black Panther
  • Music video
  • Video games
  • Radio 

The exam includes analysis of unseen resources. 

Component 2 : Media Forms and Products in Depth
This leads to a written exam of 2 hours 30 minutes (35%)
Three forms are studied in depth in relation to all areas of the theoretical framework. The exam is based on set products.

Study will include: 

  • Online media including blogs and online magazines
  • The television industry
  • Magazines 

Component 3: Cross-Media Production Non-exam assessment ( Coursework) (30%)
This part of the course gives the opportunity for individual cross-media production in two forms.

 

 

 

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