Media Studies at Elizabeth Woodville School
This course, combined with English GCSE, is designed to enable candidates to develop a critical understanding of the role of the mass media in society. It encourages students to: * respond critically and analytically to a range of mass media texts * gain a broad knowledge of the industrial and commercial nature of media production * investigate the nature of media consumption by different audiences * enhance their skills in the planning and creation of media products * engage with the developing world of media technologies In this specification, the mass media are defined as television, film, radio, popular music, newspapers, magazines and comics. A minimum of three media must be covered in the Coursework component, with each assignment focusing on a different medium. The four Key Concepts that are addressed: * Media Language * Audience * Institutions * Representation
Assessment Coursework = 50% Exam = 50%Example of coursework: Unit 1: Television Advertising Unit 2: Film Script Unit 3: Production (Teenage Magazine) Unit 4: Childrens Comics In addition there are controlled tasks for example, a study of the music industry
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.