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Media Studies(WJEC) at St Augustine's Catholic College

Course description

WJEC Media Studies specification is designed to allow media
students to draw on their existing experience of the media
and to develop their abilities to respond critically to the
media. It enables students to explore a wide variety of media,
including digital media technologies, drawing on the
fundamental concepts informing the study of the media:
texts, industry and audiences.
The specification also encourages creative work to enable
students to gain a greater appreciation of the media through
their own production work and to develop their own
production skills. At A2 in particular, students are given the
opportunity to research a topic which will then form the basis
for their production, thus encouraging them to create
productions informed by an awareness of contemporary
media issues.
Unit 1- MS1 25 % (50%) External Assessment:
2½ hour Written Paper
Media Representations and Responses
Three compulsory questions, including one question on
unseen audio-visual or print based material.
Unit 2- MS2 25% (50%) Internal Assessment
Media Production Processes
Three components: one pre-production (20); one production
which develops from the pre-production (40); and one report
on the production process (40)
Unit 3- MS3 25% Internal Assessment
Media Investigation & Production
Three components: a written investigation into media text(s)
based on one or more of the key media concepts – genre,
narrative and/or representation; a media production and an
evaluation of how the production is informed by the
investigative research.
Unit 4- MS4 25% External Assessment:
2½ hour Written Paper
Media – Text, Industry and Audience

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Augustine's Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years