Media

What are we studying?

Year

10

Dates

4 Sep - 19 Jul 2019

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

The Media GCSE is a two-year course which involves the close analysis of the images, sounds and text we experience via the Media. It is 30% course-work and 70% external exams on media products, audiences, industries and contexts. Media studies is the study and production of individual texts such as television, film, radio, newspapers, magazines and music. Media Students are interested in pursuing interests or careers in TV and Film production, gaming, graphic design, digital editing, photography, journalism, print production (magazine and newspaper), radio and E/Digital Media.

During the course students will

  • Look at the audiences that each media tries to attract and by which methods
  • Investigate the ways the media try to change and influence our point of view
  • Use media equipment, including cameras, computers and editing programmes
  • Create a range of media products covering print, film and broadcast media
  • Analyse films, adverts, music videos and images that the media present to us
  • Write essays and evaluations on the studied media
  • Enhance creative, analytical and research skills

In Year 10 students are encouraged to explore their creative production abilities and are introduced to the main Media concepts, platforms and terminology required to be successful in the course-work and exam components. These skills fully prepare them for the demands of the GCSE requirements in Year 11.

Component 1: Exploring the Media, Industries and Audiences

Component 2: Understanding Television as a form and product

Course-Work Production

OTHER INFORMATION

Exam preparation will be taught alongside coursework if the teaching is shared by two teachers

Year

11

Dates

4 Sep - 19 Jul 2019

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 11 will focus on their final course-work production, which will be either a moving image or digital print production. Students can work independently or in a small group and must produce a final product to professional standards. In Term 1 the focus will be on pre-production planning.

OTHER INFORMATION

Exam preparation will be taught alongside coursework if the teaching is shared by two teachers