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Media at Mark Rutherford School

Course description

Studying for this specification encourages students to develop an interest in and enjoyment of all platforms of the Media, including print based texts, moving image texts and electronic media (internet and games). The course is designed to encourage students to become active consumers of media texts and understand that the world around them is constructed by mass media messages and images.

Students will develop analytical skills and production processes through a range of theory - based and practical assignments. Flexibility with coursework allows students to focus on areas of particular interest whilst developing important research and creat ive skills. Making sense of the media enables students to make sense of the modern world!

Course content

Aims of the Course: 

  • To enhance students’ enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives.
  • To develop critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts and through the creative applicatio n of production skills.
  • To explore production processes, technolog ies and other relevant contexts.
  • To become independent in research skills and their application in their production work and in developing their own views and interpretations.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements apply. We a lso prefer candidates to have grade 6 or above in English. Students with grade 5 will be considered on an individual basis. If you have taken Media Studies at GCSE we would expect you to have attained a B.


MS1 – 2 ½ hour written paper

MS2 – coursework, internally assessed

MS3 – coursework, internally assessed

MS4 – 2 ½ hour written paper

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mark Rutherford School directly.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017

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