Media Course Outline

KS4 MEDIA STUDIES

AQA GCSE MEDIA STUDIES SINGLE AWARD

Controlled Assessments account for 60% of a pupil’s final GCSE grade.
This consists of 3 Assignments:

The Examination accounts for 40% of the final GCSE grade and is sat at the end of Year 11. The examination is 1 ½ hours long and requires students to answer 4 questions. The topic area for the examination changes each year. In 2012 the topic is Television Crime Drama.

Students receive Preliminary Material to help them prepare for the examination – most likely they will have to respond to a set brief, develop their own creative ideas and be able to discuss the success and appeal of the genre under study.

BTEC Level 2 – Creative Digital Media Production

The course is designed to inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the creative digital media industries, rather than just to participate in media recreationally. The BTEC gives learners the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of junior job roles across the creative digital media sectors.

The course comprises of four units over the two years;

KS5 MEDIA STUDIES

AQA A LEVEL MEDIA STUDIES

This 2 year course is split in to 4 Units – overall 50% of the course is assessed through Coursework and 50% through Examination.

A LEVEL APPLIED MEDIA – EXAMINATION BOARD EDEXCEL

The Applied Media A Level comprises solely of unit based coursework with no seated examination.
The AS course consists of 3 units, each worth equal marks. However, to complete the full A Level students need to add the final 3 units. The purpose of the course is to allow students to gain a full understanding of professional media industries by simulating industry practices in developing media products.

AS Modules

A2 Modules

AS Units

A2 Units – the three units that make up the A2 course really form one big project. Students simulate a small Film Production Company planning to make a short film.

A LEVEL FILM STUDIES – EXAMINATION BOARD WJEC

AS Modules
FM1 Exploring Film Form         40% internal assessment
FM2 British and American Film 60 % exam
A2 Modules
FM3 Film Research and Creative Projects 50% internal assessment
FM4 Varieties of Film Experience Issues and Debates 50% exam

AS FILM STUDIES

FM1 consists of two assignments

FM2 consists of three sections. Students answer a question from each section in the examination

A2 FILM STUDIES

FM3 consists of two assignments

FM4 consists of three sections. Students answer a question from each section in the examination