Media Studies AS and A Level at Whitmore High School
This course is for students who are interested in analysing and producing media products.
A combination of whole class teaching, workshop activities and rehearsals.
Unit 1 – Investigating Media 50% of AS, 25% of A Level 2 hour written examination 80 marks
A – four compulsory short answer questions on an unseen text
B – choice of one from two essays based on a case study completed between Jan-May
Unit 2 – Creating Media 50% of AS, 25% of A Level. Practical unit, internally assessed and externally moderated 80 marks
Externally set production briefs.
Two linked production pieces taken from two of the three media platforms studied in Unit 1 plus 1500 word evaluation.
Unit 3- Critical perspectives 25% of A Level 2 hour written exam
A – Three compulsory questions on unseen stimulus pieces
B – One essay from a choice of two topics (Currently Identities and the media)
Unit 4- Research and production
2000 word essay (individual). Word count is excluding quotes and bibliography Linked practical production (can be group work if moving image) Total: worth 50% of your A2 (therefore 25% of your overall A-level)
Research essay = 48 marks
Practical production = 32 marks
Careers in film and television production, advertising, radio, publishing, and the new media industries or studying a university course in theoretical or practical media subjects.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Whitmore High School directly.