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

A-Level Media

Examining Body: WJEC Eduqas Specification No: 603/1149/6


Entry Requirements:

C Grade GCSE Media Studies (if studied).

Synopsis of Content:


You will study a range of media forms in terms of a theoretical framework which consists of media language, representation, media industries and audiences.  The following forms are studied in depth through applying all areas of the framework: newspapers, magazines, television, online, social and participatory media. Advertising and marketing, film, music video, radio and video games are studied in relation to selected areas of the framework. Aspects of this framework are studied in the following way across the three components:

Compent 1:

Media Products, Industries and Audiences
Examination Unit is 35% of total Alevel

Compent 2:          

Media Forms and Products in Depth
Examination Unit is 35% of total Alevel

Compent 3:

Cross-Media Production
Coursework Unit is 30% of total Alevel

Assessment Methods / Teaching Methods and Resources
Teaching will take place in both teacher led groups and student discussion forums and will consist of viewings and group analysis. For individual work, time will be given for individual research and study, as well as discussion with the teacher.

The portfolio coursework is assessed internally by the teacher then externally moderated by the exam board. Feedback is given to students during the coursework as to methods to improve work to achieve their target grade.

Suitability for Combination

A Level Media Studies will combine well with any subject that requires deeper and more analytical thinking. It is an interesting and creative subject that will combine well with most courses. We also offer A Level Film Studies.

Progression to Higher Education / Vocational Destinations

There are many options open to a Media Studies student; because of its analytical nature the skills developed are useful in a large number of workplaces and universities. Students with an interest in working in the Media Industry can move towards specialist fields of journalism, design, television and radio, as well as a number of other areas by combining this course with work experience and other AS/A2 Level subjects.

It does not just lead onto Media Studies at degree level, but combined with other AS/A2 Level courses can also lead to Advertising, Marketing, Film Studies and English amongst many others.

Mr P Assegai – Performing Arts, Media & Film Team Leader

Ms E Bundy – Media & Film Teacher

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