Media Studies

Students in Year 9 undertake an in depth study of media products in relation to the four areas of the theoretical framework: media language, media representation, media industries and media audiences.

Students will study media products from the following media: television, film, radio, newspapers, magazines, advertising and marketing, online, social and participatory media, video games and music video.

Module Year 9
1 Introduction to Media Studies: Media Language and Media Representations
2 Industries and Audience
3 Science Fiction TV Programmes, Media Language and Representations
4 Science Fiction TV Programmes, Media Institutions
5 Advertising and Marketing, Television and Film
6 Advertising and Marketing, Creating for an audience

Students in Year 10 will study media products in relation to the four areas of the theoretical framework: media language, media representation, media industries and media audiences.

Students will explore Close Study Media Products (CSPs) as selected by AQA from the following media forms: television, film, radio, newspapers, magazines, advertising and marketing, online, social and participatory media, video games and music video.  Knowledge of the CSPs will be assessed in both Media exams of which there are two papers.  Each exam is worth 35% of the Media GCSE.  A non-exam assessment (NEA) will require students to produce a media product independently from a list of given briefs.  The NEA is conducted in class and is worth 30%.  In Year 10 students will participate in creating a mock NEA with the final coursework being produce in Year 11.

Module Year 10
1 Media language and Media Representations
2 Creating for an audience, Advertising and Marketing (Mock)
3 Film
4 Television
5 Online, Social and Participatory Media
6 Newspapers and Print Media
Module Year 11
1 Non exam assessment (30% of GCSE)
2 Non exam assessment (30% of GCSE)
3 Analysis of unseen clips
4 Analysis of unseen clips - television
5 Revision of advertising and marketing, and magazines
6 Revision of music industry, radio, Revision of online, social and participatory media, Revision of newspapers and television

Exams

Paper 1 Section A

Will focus on Media language and Media Representations. Questions in this section can test any two of the following forms:

  • Magazines
  • advertising and marketing
  • newspapers
  • online, social and participatory media and video games

Paper 1 Section B

will focus on Media Industries and Media Audiences.  Questions in this section can test any two of the following forms:

  • radio
  • music video
  • newspapers
  • online, social and participatory media and video games
  • film (industries only)

How it's assessed

Written exam: 1hr 30 mins

84 marks

35% of GCSE

 

Paper 2 Section A

Will be based on a screening from an extract of one of the television Close Study Products and can test any area of the theoretical framework.

Paper 2 Section B

will be based on either newspaper or online, social and participatory media and video games and can test any area of the framework.

How it's assessed

Written exam: 1hr 30 mins

84 Marks

35% of GCSE

Kings Reach
Slough Berkshire
SL3 7UX
Tel: 01753 537594
Fax: 01753 526485 office@dittonparkacademy.co.uk
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