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Media Studies AS/A-Level at Haydon School

Course description

The course introduces students to Media through a mixture of theoretical study and practical work.

Course content


Coursework (25%) Unit G321

Students will produce a piece of practical work consisting of a new Music Magazine. All work relating to the construction of this magazine will be presented as an online blog using a range of multimedia presentation techniques.

Exam Unit (25%) G322

Students will be required to analyse a moving image text (TV Drama) as well as a question based on the study of the film industry. Students will be required to understand how the film industry operates and will need to consider a range of both Hollywood and Independent films.


Coursework (25%) Unit G324

Students will produce one main, and two supporting pieces of practical work using a range of media. Typically this will include a Music Video, TV Advert, Film Trailer, Short Film or Animation.

Exam Unit (25%) G325

In section A of this paper, students answer two questions analysing and evaluating their coursework. In section B they will answer one question based on ‘Contemporary Media Issues’.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years