Teaching Staff:

Miss L Jordan – Head of Media

For more information, please speak to Miss Jordan.

Level: GCSE

Media studies involves investigating the Nine media forms; TV, Film, Music Videos, Newspapers, Magazines, Advertising, Online Media, Radio and Video Games. Over the course of two years you will learn how to apply the theoretical framework of media (language, representation, audience, institution & context) to a range of seen and unseen products. You will learn to become a critical thinker by deconstructing these products and analysing the messages that are communicated. As well as this, you will also learn the practical skills necessary for becoming an active media producer.

COURSEWORK: – 30% of GCSE

Students will complete one individual media production in response to a brief set by OCR. We have a well-equipped department that enables our students to work on a variety of creative projects and we use the Adobe Suite to teach you skills needed.

EXAMINATION DETAILS: – 70% of GCSE

TV & Promoting the Media (35% of overall GCSE)

Section A: Television: Cuffs and The Avengers

Learners will engage with one in-depth study covering contemporary and historic television products, responding to questions covering the whole of the theoretical framework and a range of media contexts.

Section B: Promoting Media: Lego Movie and Game

Learners will study media products from the same global conglomerate producer illustrating the media forms of film, advertising and marketing, and video games.

Music & News (35% of overall GCSE)

Section A: Music: Mojo Magazine, Radio 1 Live Lounge and Two music videos

Learners will engage with one in-depth study covering magazines. Learners will also engage with music videos and radio. Learners will respond to questions covering the whole of the theoretical framework.

Section B: The News: The Observer

Learners will engage with one in-depth study covering online, social and participatory media. Learners will also engage with newspapers. Learners will respond to questions covering the whole of the theoretical framework and a range of media contexts.

EXTENDED LEARNING: –

Extended learning will be set on a regular basis, a range of challenge tasks based on independent research and analysis, wider reading and listening work supplied weekly.

CAREERS OPPORTUNITIES: –

Digital marketer

Media buyer

Media planner

Media researcher

Games designer

Broadcasting/film/video

Social media manager

Television/film/video producer

Web content manager

Broadcast journalist

Editorial assistant

Event manager

Film director

Magazine journalist

Market researcher

Marketing executive

Photographer

Writer

Public Relations officer

Music producer

Teacher

And many more…