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Media Studies at Lodge Park Academy

Course description

Units Studied – Year 12 and Year 13

G321: Foundation Portfolio in Media
In this coursework unit, learners engage with contemporary media technologies, producing two paired media artefacts from a series of briefs. This process involves progression from a pre‐production, preliminary exercise to a more fully realised piece. The briefs cover print, video, audio and websites.

Mandatory unit internal assessment AS – 50% A Level – 25%

G322: Key Media Concepts (TV Drama) or G323: Key Media Concepts (Radio Drama)
Centres choose one of the two units above. These papers cover textual analysis and representation alongside institutions and audiences. In section A, learners answer questions on an unseen moving image extract (G322) or an unheard audio extract (G323) which is then linked to some aspect of the representation within the sequence. In section B, common to both papers, they study a specific media industry from a choice of film, music, newspapers, radio, magazines or video games.

Mandatory unit 2 hour exam AS – 50% A Level – 25%

G324: Advanced Portfolio in Media
In this coursework unit, learners engage with contemporary media technologies to produce a media portfolio through a combination of two or more media. Then they present their research, planning and evaluation in two or more forms including PowerPoint, blog and podcast. This is a development of the skills they learn in unit one.

Mandatory unit (with a choice of five briefs) Internal assessment A Level – 25%

G325: Critical Perspectives in Media
This paper covers theoretical evaluation of production alongside a study of contemporary media issues. In section A, learners describe and evaluate their skills development in their production work and then select one production to evaluate in relation to a media concept. In Section B, they choose one topic and demonstrate their understanding of a contemporary issue through a range of texts, institutions, audiences and debates. Examples of contemporary media issues include global media, media in the online age, ‘we media’ and democracy.

Two questions are offered on each topic.

Mandatory unit (with a choice of one from six units in section B) 2 hour exam A Level – 25%

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lodge Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September