Media Studies

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Curriculum aims

  • To enable pupils to realise their potential.
  • To enable students to explore media texts with confidence and knowledge.
  • To create their own media texts and have the choice to follow, extend or challenge conventions.
  • To develop an interest in the richness of all areas of media output.
  • To give pupils experience of a wide range of media texts.
  • To provoke and stimulate a sense of personal and social awareness and an ability to empathise with others.
  • To encourage pupils to be both self-critical and aware of the media in the wider context.
  • To make pupils aware that skills developed in Media Studies have a vital contribution to make their work across the whole curriculum and to life outside school, including the workplace.


GCSE Eduqas Media Studies

Eduqas Specification

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Component 1 Exploring the Media

Written exam: 1.5 hours (40%) Breadth of forms; range of set products studied in relation to key areas of the theoretical framework. Exam includes analysis of an unseen resource. Learners take clean copies of print set products into the exam.

Component 2 Understanding Media Forms and Products

Written exam: 1.5 hours (30%) Three forms studied in depth in relation to all areas of the theoretical framework. Exam based on set products and includes analysis of an extract from an audio-visual set product.

Component 3 Creating Media Products

Non-exam assessment (30%) Individual media production. A range of briefs in four media forms will be set annually.


Key Stage 5

BTEC Creative Digital Media Production


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 BTEC Creative Digital Media Production offers a practical approach that can be lacking in more traditional routes, by applying learning to real life situations. Students have to undertake a number of units for which they present evidence

based on actual work and studies. This allows them to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. Assessment is 100% course work based.

BTEC Level 2 First (Single)

This course is offered to Key Stage 4 students, starting in Year 10. The following units are covered over a two-year period: Research for Creative Media Production, Communication techniques for Creative Media Production, and a choice from Video Production, Print Production and/or Advertising Production.

IMG 4643BTEC Level 3 Nationals (Double or Single)

This course is offered to students aged 16 upwards as a Foundation or Extende3d Certicate course.

Some of the units covered over the twoyear period include: Research techniques for the Creative Media Industries, Production management projects, Film & Video Editing Techniques, Television & Film Studies, Music Video Production, Stop Motion Animation Production and Advertisement Production for Television.

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