Key Stage 4
We study the AQA Media Studies course - Specification
The course consists of 60% coursework. You will study print, video and e-media texts to understand how they relate to the audience and get across their message. You will undertake pre-production work in these media forms and full production work using two media platforms.
Much of the work has a practical bias but knowledge and analysis of existing media texts is important to understanding how the media works.
Unit 1 Investigating the Media – 1 hour 30 minute exam
You will study a set topic and have to show your knowledge through written responses to questions and creative responses such as storyboarding or writing a script.
Unit 2 Understanding the Media – three coursework tasks including pre-production and production.
We study the WJEC Film Studies course - Specification
The course consists of 50% coursework and 50% exam.
Paper 1 - Exploring Film (30% overall) - 1hour 30 minutes - Superheros
Four compulsory questions focusing on one film genre. These questions will assess knowledge and understanding of film language and key industry and audience issues.
Paper 2 - Exploring Film Outside Hollywood (20% Overall) - 1 hour - Tsotsi
Three compulsory questions on one film produced outside Hollywood.
Paper 1 - Exploring Film
Examination Handbook (credit to Castle View Media Department and Mr G Bell)
Paper 2 - Exploring Film Outside Hollywood