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AS and A Level Media Studies at Wetherby High School

Course description

Through studying media studies you will view, evaluate and analyse a variety of media products, and develop practical skills spanning a range of media forms. You’ll find contemporary, diverse topics and varied and engaging content, helping you to develop research, problem-solving skills as well as your creativity. You’ll also refine your debating skills through the discussion of contemporary issues from a range of perspectives.

Course content

AS Level topics 

  • Close study products
  • Contexts of the Media
  • Media language
  • Media representation
  • Media Industies
  • Media audiences



Assessment Overview Paper 1 

Written exam: 2 hours

84 marks

35% of A-level


·         An argument relating to the theme.

·         Short answer questions relating to the theme.

·         2x15 mark questions testing in depth knowledge of two areas of the theoretical framework.


·         2x25 mark questions assessing in depth knowledge of the two remaining areas of the theoretical framework.

Assessment Overview Paper 2 


How it's assessed

·         Written exam: 2 hours

·         84 marks

·         35% of A-level


·         Contrasting points of view relating to a particular CSP.

·         Short answer questions assessing breadth and depth of knowledge of aspects of the theoretical framework in relation to particular media products.

·         2x30 mark questions assessing depth of knowledge of the theoretical framework and/or contexts in relation to media products.

Coursework Overview

A choice of topics related to the annually changing theme

72 marks

30% of- A Level


How to apply

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Last updated date: 14 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS 1 year and A Level 2 years
  • Course code: AQA 2570

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