Media Studies

SUBJECT Media Studies
TEACHER IN CHARGE Mr J Chadwick
WHAT COURSE DO I FOLLOW? AQA Media Studies
WHAT WILL I STUDY?

EnglishInvestigating and understanding the media:

The nature of media consumption by different audiences.

The developing world of media technologies.

How to respond critically and analytically to a range of mass media texts.

How to plan and create media products.

DETAILS OF FORMAL EXAMINATION

Written paper (40%)
A response to a pre-released topic with guidance and stimulus. In 2011 the topic will be action adventure films. In 2012 to topic is yet to be released.

CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT DETAILS

3 assignments (60%)
Introductory assignment, cross media assignment and a practical production and evaluation. Pupils produce their own magazine
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This subject will be examined in year 11

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