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Subject: Media
Contact: Ms J McBride & Mrs C Bearcroft


At Key Stage 5 we currently follow the AQA Media Studies specification.  Through studying Media students will view, evaluate and analyse a variety of media products, and develop practical skills spanning a range of media forms.  They will study contemporary, diverse topics helping to develop research and problem-solving skills as well as their creativity. They’ll also refine their debating skills through the discussion of contemporary issues from a range of perspectives.  Students will also extend their practical skills in their chosen medium, building their capacity for independent research, and gaining a deeper appreciation and understanding of the role media plays in day-to-day life.  The course is assessed through 2 examinations totalling 70% of the final grade and practical coursework worth 30%.

Curriculum content


Autumn Term 

Spring Term 

Summer Term 


Media Language

Media Representation

Media Audience

Media Industries

NEA example brief

Media Products: Theoretical Framework


Media Products: Theoretical Framework, Media Industries and Audiences

Examination Practice


Exam board and course

AQA A-Level Media Studies Specification 7572

Enrichment opportunities:

Where possible outside speakers and offsite visits will be incorporated into the course.

Coursework workshops:  Mondays 3 – 4pm.

Useful websites to support learning

Aqa website
Mediaknowall website