Media

WHY STUDY MEDIA?

Media products and platforms dominate out daily lives, and so it is important to understand the processes and the influence they can have over us.

Studying Media not only gives you an insight into the industry and the ever-changing world around us, but also improves analytical skills, writing skills, creativity, confidence, and the ability to form an argument.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

You will examine a range of media products looking at: Media Language, Representation, Industry & Audience. These products include:

  • Film marketing, Music, Videos, Magazines, Advertising, Online Media, Newspapers, Video Games, TV Sitcoms, Radio Dramas

For each topic, you will be required to complete analytical written tasks to demonstrate your understanding of the media, as well as complete creative, practical tasks to put this understanding into practice. You will develop skills in industry-standard design software such as Adobe in Design and Adobe Photoshop whilst doing so.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Component 1 (Exam)
Exploring the Media - Case studies of 10 Media products across different platforms
40%
Component 2 (Exam)
Television Sitcoms- Friends and the IT Crowd
Music Videos & Online Presence - Pharrell Williams & Taylor Swift
30%
Component 3 (Coursework)
A practical response to a changing brief that will be released each March. Either a Film Marketing campaign or a Magazine.
30%

To do well in GCSE, you must be able to express yourself effectively in writing.

What could I do with a Media qualification?

July 2018 figures suggest that 1 in 11 UK jobs are related to the creative industries. Those who study Media open the doors to a number of different career paths, ranging from the Film & TV industry, to transferable skills that would be beneficial to any career choice.

For further details of this course, see Miss Hodgson, Leader of Media.

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