Subject Leader:

Mr Richards and Mrs Sanghera

Subject supports the whole school curriculum intent statement by ensuring:

Students in KS5:

As an A Level Media Studies student, you will:

  • persistently analyse how media products use language and representations to create meaning.
  • consistently learn about the media industry and how the industry affects how media products are made.
  • resiliently investigate media audiences, exploring who are the people who watch, read and consume the products and considering how different people might respond to products differently, and why.
  • ambitiously explore and apply critical perspectives including those of world-renowned media and cultural theorists
  • respectfully examine how social, historical, political and economic contexts affect media production.
  • You will also have the opportunity to apply what you have learned through the production of your own media texts, exploring and creating media forms such as music videos, magazines, television, websites and film marketing.

Curriculum Journey:

Component and SectionExamined Text Focus
Component One: Section A Advertising and MarketingTide Print Advert (1950s) Super. Human. Video (2020) Kiss of the Vampire Poster (1963)
Component One: Section A Music VideoGroup One Formation by Beyoncé or Turntables by Janelle Monae or Underdog by Alicia Keys Group Two Riptide by Vance Joy or Seventeen Going Under by Sam Fender or Little Bit of Love by Tom Grennan
Component One: Section A NewspapersDaily Mirror Front Page and Article The Times Front Page   Focus on the ‘Partygate’ scandal (1st Feb 2020)
Component One: Section B AdvertisingTide Print Advert (1950s) Super. Human. Video (2020)
Component One: Section B FilmBlack Panther (2018) I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Component One: Section B NewspapersDaily Mirror The Times
Component One: Section B RadioWoman’s Hour Have You Heard George’s Podcast?
Component One: Section B Video GamesAssassin’s Creed Franchise
Component Two: Section A Television in the Global Age (Crime Drama)Peaky Blinders Series 1, Episode 1 (2013) The Bridge Season 3, Episode 1 (2013)
Component Two: Section B MagazinesWoman (1964) Adbusters (2016)
Component Two: Section C Media in the Online AgeZoe Sugg / Zoella Attitude

Extra-curricular Information:

  • Revision Sessions
  • Additional Homework Challenge Tasks
  • Media Quizzes
  • Trips beyond the classroom e.g. Cinema, Trips to the set of programmes such as Peaky Blinders

Possible areas of future study:

Over one hundred universities offer courses in Media, Communications and Cultural Studies in the UK. An A Level in Media Studies helps you to progress to these courses, as well as to those in other areas such English, Humanities and Social Sciences.

There is a huge array of career opportunities in the media, which is an industry that is growing at an exponential rate. According to accountancy giant PwC’s latest Global Entertainment & Media Outlook 2018-2022, the entertainment and media sector will be worth £76 billion by 2022 and the video games sector is currently valued at more than half the UK’s whole entertainment industry.

Possible future careers:

If you are looking for a job in this area, studying Media at A Level and at degree level is a route into careers such as TV and film production, advertising, journalism, interactive media, and digital marketing. It could help to provide you with the foundation to secure roles in technical production, special effects, web design and postproduction.

Additional help/support/links:

AS and A Level Media Studies | Eduqas

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