Media Studies A Level at Upton Court Grammar School
The exam section of the course involves the study of how media is produced and consumed. We look at all platforms of the media - broadcast (television, film and radio), e - media and print (newspapers and magazines). You will learn how texts are created, who they are created for and why they are created. For the exam you will complete a case study on some aspect of representation (such as the representation of teenage girls in the media). The second aspect of the course is the coursework unit. You will choose from one of three briefs and create your own, original media texts. A2 Media Studies builds on the skills learned in AS. You will complete a critical investigation on a media area of your choice. This investigation includes an essay and a linked product ion (such as a film trailer and advertising campaign).
AS: One exam 50%, Coursework 50%. The exam will provide you with a media text (in 2015 it was a marketing trailer for a video game ) and you will have to write four essay questions analysing the text’s language, institution, representation and audience. Section B of the exam requires you to write about the case study you worked on.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Court Grammar School directly.