Media Studies A Level at Paget High School
Anyone who has an interest in any aspect of the mass media – films, television, magazines and newspapers, pop music/radio or the internet. The course will be of particular interest to students who have the desire to work for a media organisation, e.g. as a journalist or working for an independent television production company. Students who enjoyed the more creative aspects of English such as writing stories or creating magazines will enjoy this subject.
Component 1: Meanings and Representations in the Media
This component covers all of the following media forms: music videos, video games, advertising, film marketing, newspapers and radio news/current affairs programmes. This will include:
Media Language and Meanings
Representations and Meanings
Contextual Study - Representations
Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth
This component assesses knowledge and understanding of media language, representation, industry and audiences. This will include:
Television in the Global Age
Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative Media
Media in the Online Age studied.
Component 3: Cross-Media Production
An individual cross-media production based on two forms in response to a choice of briefs set by WJEC, applying knowledge and understanding of the theoretical framework and digital convergence.
Non-examination assessment and written examination. Grades will be from A* to E.
Media Studies at GCSE would be beneficial and a strong performance in other practical or creative GCSE subjects such as Art, Design and ICT would make you ideally suited to this course.
Media Studies is a popular subject at degree level. Media Studies will provide your first practical experiences of media production. A vast range of jobs exist in the media, locally and nationally and at a variety of levels.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paget High School directly.