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Media Studies at Elizabeth Woodville School

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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.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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