Media Studies A Level at Southern Consortium Sixth Form
OCR’s A Level in Media Studies is designed to widen the intellectual horizons of the learner through the analysis of both global and historical media. This course will foster the development of critical and reflective thinking to encourage engagement in the critical debates surrounding contemporary media.
Learners will explore how media products are used by institutions to construct different representations and how media audiences interpret these products. Learners will use aspects of the theoretical framework to analyse and evaluate their own cross-media productions.
Media in a digital age:
Learners will explore and analyse the ideas and arguments from debates about the media. These debates will be drawn from:
- a historical perspective
- the digital age
- global media.
Learners will practically explore the creation of three linked media products in a cross-media production.
Media products: 60 marks 1 hour and 45 minutes (including 10 minutes viewing time) Written paper 30% of total A level
Media in a Digital Age: 80 marks 2 hours Written paper 40% of total A level
Making media: 60 marks Non-exam assessment (NEA) 30% of total A level
Progression to university-level courses in Media, Film, Television, Computer Games, Journalism, and related industries; and / or progression into jobs in the Media industry, Social Sciences, Arts, Music.
This draft qualification has not yet been accredited by Ofqual. It is published to enable teachers to have early sight of OCR’s proposed approach to A Level in Media Studies. This information may be subject to change. Please see the website for further updates.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southern Consortium Sixth Form directly.