|Specific Course Entry Requirements|
|Examination Levels Offered||AS and A-Level|
AS and A-Level Media Studies builds on students' informal learning, prior experience of media in Key Stages 1 to 3 and the knowledge, understanding and skills established at Key Stage 4, in whatever curricular context.
An interesting and varied course that develops a greater understanding of the practical and theoretical elements of Media.
AS Level Course
Unit 1: MS1 - Media Representations and Responses - 25% (50%) External Assessment: 2½ hour Written Paper
Three compulsory questions, including one question on unseen audio-visual or print-based material (interactive media will be
presented as print-based).
Unit 2: MS2 - Media Production Processes - 25% (50%) Internal Assessment
Three components: one pre-production (20); one production which develops from the pre-production (40); and one report on the production process (40).
Group work is permitted for audio-visual productions only.
A2 Level Course
Unit 3: MS3 - Media Investigation & Production - 25% Internal Assessment
Three components: a written investigation into media text(s) based on one or more of the key media concepts – genre, narrative and/or representation (45); a media production (45); and an evaluation of how the production is informed by the investigative research (10).
Group work permitted for audio-visual productions only.
Unit 4: MS4 - Media – Text, Industry and Audience - 25% External Assessment: 2½ hour Written Paper
Three questions (30 marks per question).
Section A: one question from a choice of two.
Section B: two questions from a choice of four.
Students must answer each question on a different media industry.
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