Teachers of Media Studies
- Mr D Kaye
- Mr J Sharp (Joint Curriculum Leader)
- Mr C Wall (Joint Curriculum Leader)
Reasons to Study Media Studies
Studying A Level Media will develop your knowledge and analysis of a wide range of media texts; these will be studied in depth to mature your critical thinking skills and will give you the opportunity to grow in terms of your independence. In addition, the course will advance your organisational, creative and technical skills as you commit to the shaping and construction of your own media products.
Our Vision for Media Studies
The Media is powerful. It is persuasive in shaping the views of society. SJB students will learn to interrogate what has become so easily consumed in the media landscape. We aim to equip the students with essential 21st century skills and knowledge – media literacy, creativity, critical thinking, and employability.
- Media Production
- Film Production
- Copy writing
- Event management
Outline of Course
Exam Board: Eduqas
Coursework: Cross-Media Production: Non-exam assessment = 30% of qualification. Students develop creative ideas in relation to a set brief from the exam board. They will construct their own media products such as a film marketing campaign, music video package, or the opening to a TV drama with linked web pages.
Exam: 2 written exams at the end of year 13
- 1. Component 1 Exam: Media Products, Industries and Audiences: Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes = 35% of qualification
- 2. Component 2 Exam: Media Forms and Products in Depth: Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes = 35% of qualification
A Level students study a wide range of past and present media texts selected by the exam board. Students will also study a range of unseen media texts selected by the school. They will explore and will learn how to analyse and evaluate the media texts in relation to 4 areas: representation, media language, industry and audience. Students will focus on applying a wide range of complex media theories to support their analysis and evaluation in the form of essay writing. They will develop and refine their practical skills (lighting, camera, sound and editing) during a series of in-depth workshops to support the construction of their own products for Component 3.
Link to specification: A Level Media Studies Specification