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Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
Ilford, IG2 7PQ

Media & Film

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Exam Board: OCR

GCSE Media gives you a chance to understand how the media industry works, the tools used by advertisers and how images and words influence you. By analysing a variety of media and the way in which they are used, we begin to understand why advertising makes us want certain things and why our emotions are moved by certain films.

In Year 9 & 10 students will be introduced to the media and key concepts such as Media language within the industry, especially that of representation and audiences.

In Year 11 students will create a media product in response to a brief set.

Examination – 70% of total mark

Textual Analysis (01)

Students will explore how media products follow generic conventions, use media language, represent events, issues, places, individuals and social groups, address audiences and reflect their industrial context.

Exploring media (02)

Students will explore the range of media forms to exemplify media industry issues demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of the theoretical framework (media language, representation, audiences and media industries) as it applies to each form. Students will apply the theoretical framework and theoretical perspectives to three in-depth studies.

Coursework – 30% of total mark

Creating media (03/04)

Students will create media products through applying knowledge and understanding of media language and representation from the theoretical framework to express and communicate meaning to an intended audience.

Skills
  • Learning and using media vocabulary to analyse media texts.
  • The role of media in modern life and how this has changed over time.
  • The creation and marketing of media products through practical work.
  • Understanding of some media theory and theorists.
  • Media institutions and their audiences.
Progression

GCSE Media can lead to a number of AS courses including AS Media, English, Art and Design, BTEC in Media, Graphics, etc. With a growing media industry, students with media qualifications will be sought in many related professions such as Journalism, Design, Advertising, Film, TV, Music & Radio and even Game Design.

Exam Board: OCR
Film

Film is widely acknowledged as the major art form of the 20th Century and today film continues to be an important part of most people’s cultural experience. GCSE Film aims to place your experiences and creative ideas at the centre of the course. You will explore a wide range of films and learn through your own creative work. The course is underpinned by the relationship between films, their audiences and the organisations that produce, distribute and exhibit them.

Examination – 70% of total mark
Contemporary Lives (01)

Students will engage with and study a range of contemporary set films, developing knowledge and understanding of the following key concepts:

representation / narrative / aesthetics / contexts.

Students must study three films, one from each category:

English Language (Non-US) / British / Non-English Language.

Development of US Film (02)

Students will study the following aspects of film:

micro-elements of film form / specialist writing on film /genre and generic conventions / key developments in the history of film.

Students will study two films, one from each category:

US Mainstream Genre Film & US Independent Genre Film

Coursework – 30% of total mark
Exploring Film Genre (03/04)

Students have the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in the exploration and analysis of film through:

  • The production of a 2-minute film

or

  • 5-minute screenplay for a key sequence
Skills
  • Learning and using film vocabulary to analyse media texts.
  • The creation and marketing of film products through practical work.
  • Understanding of some film theory and theorists.
  • Film institutions and their audiences.
Progression

GCSE Film can lead to a number of AS courses including AS Media, English, Film, BTEC in Media, Graphics, etc. With a growing Film industry, students with media qualifications will be sought in many related professions such as Journalism, Design, Advertising, Film, TV, Music & Radio and even Game Design.

Mr P Assegai - Media & Film Team Leader
passegai@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

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