Media Studies A Level at Park High School
"Media literacy is concerned with helping students develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of mass media, the techniques used by them, and the impact of these techniques. More specifically, it is education that aims to increase the students' understanding and enjoyment of how the-media work, how they produce meaning, how they are organized, and how they construct reality. Media literacy also aims to provide students with the ability to create media products."
Media products, Industries and Audiences
Media Forms and Products in Depth
GCSE grades (minimum) required to enrol on this course:
Grade 6 if taken at GCSE Grade 5 in English Language Grade 4 in Mathematics
Unit 1 - Section A: Analysing media language and Representation This section assesses media language and representation in relation to two of the following media forms: advertising, marketing, music video or newspapers.
Section B: Understanding Media Industries and Audiences
This section assesses two of the following media forms – advertising, marketing, film, newspapers, radio, video games – and media contexts - 2 hours and 15 minutes written exam - 35% weighting
Unit 2 - The examination assesses media language, representation, media industries, audiences and media contexts. It consists of three sections:
Section A – Television in the Global Age
Section B – Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative Media
Section C – Media in the Online Age - 2 hours and 30 minutes written exam - 35% weighting
Unit 3 - An individual cross-media production based on two forms in response to a choice of briefs set by WJEC/Eduqas, applying knowledge and understanding of the theoretical framework and digital convergence - Non-exam assessment - 30% weighting
Possible career options Studying media studies at university can give you a whole host of exciting career options, including:
• Advertising • Journalism • Marketing • Designer, cinematographer, editor etc in the TV, film, radio or digital sector • Academia
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Park High School directly.