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Media Studies A level at Enfield County School

Course description

Media Studies is a subject offered at Key Stage 5 which incorporates theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary media.  Students are required to place contemporary media in a historical context with an understanding of key media concepts of language, representation, audiences and institutions.

Students’ progress is monitored through an online blog which is submitted for coursework alongside assessments of written essays for exam preparation.  Students have the opportunity to be creative and to develop independent research and planning skills.

Students produce a media portfolio from a set brief, progressing from filming a preliminary exercise to scripting, filming and editing a final product. Students develop a knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates and evaluate their own practical work through reflective and theoretical analysis.

Course content

Year 12

  • Research and plan media products
  • Regularly update coursework blog
  • Script, film and edit film opening
  • Evaluate film opening
  • Analyse representations in the media
  • Research media institutions, audiences and representations

Year 13

  • Research and plan media products
  • Regularly update coursework blog
  • Script, film and edit music video
  • Evaluate music video
  • Produce two auxiliary products to accompany music video
  • Research contemporary media issues

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Enfield County School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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