AS G321: Foundation Portfolio in Media
This is a coursework unit where candidates produce a film opening. This process involves progression from a pre-production, preliminary exercise to a more fully realised piece. Candidates present their research and planning in either paper-based or digital
format and do an evaluation in digital format, based on seven required prompt questions. This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated.
G324: Advanced Portfolio in Media
This is a coursework unit where candidates engage with contemporary media technologies to produce a music video portfolio through a combination of two or more media and then present their research, planning and evaluation in digital format. This is a development
of the skills from Unit G321 and is also internally assessed and externally moderated.
G325: Critical Perspectives in Media This paper covers the two areas of Theoretical Evaluation of Production alongside a study of Contemporary Media Issues. In Section A, candidates 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, candidates choose one topic and then demonstrate their understanding of a contemporary issue through a range of texts, institutions, audiences and debates. This unit is
Both in the Foundation Portfolio and Advanced Portfolio units, there is plenty of hands-on experience and some quite sophisticated skills with equipment and post-production software are developed. All A level production work is submitted on a website.
Students also show evidence of planning, reflection and evaluation to accompany the practical work and are encouraged to “read” media texts in analytical and creative ways throughout the course.