Media Studies AS/A2 at Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School
The media surrounds and integrates into our everyday lives. This course helps to make sense of the techniques used and allows you to gain experience at making your own products.
We study how the media industry works, how products are created and the effect they have on audiences. We learn how to analyse clips of film, make sense of the digital world we live in and experience using print and film making skills. This course is really useful if you are interested in working in a creative industry.
AS course content
Coursework: Foundation Portfolio in Media
Students are required to research, plan, create and evaluate a media product in response to a brief set by the exam board. Currently this is to produce a music magazine. The evaluation is based on seven questions set by the exam board. All work undertaken for this unit is presented electronically on a Caludon blog. The work is assessed internally and then externally moderated.
A level course content
Coursework: Advanced Portfolio in Media
In this unit students are required to research, plan, make and evaluate a short film from a brief set by the exam board. They also have to produce two subsidiary products linked to their film, this could include a magazine review and a poster campaign. The evaluation is their response to questions set by the exam board and then presented in an electronic format. The unit is internally assessed and then externally moderated.
B in English plus B in an Expressive Arts subject preferred
Year 12 OCR Media Studies AS Level
Foundation Portfolio - Practical – 50% of the AS marks 25% of the A level
Exam 2 hrs – 50% of the AS marks 25% of the A level.
Year 13 OCR Media Studies A level
Advanced Portfolio – Practical – 25% of the A level
Exam 2 hrs – 25% of the A level
There are a wide variety of university and college courses available to students of this subject, leading to jobs in the following industries:
Advertising and Marketing
The course is a traditional A level with coursework followed by exams at the end of the year.
Over the 2 years students will produce 2 practical projects and sit 2 exams. The exams are entirely essay based.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School directly.