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%.
NEA example brief
Media Products: Theoretical Framework
Media Products: Theoretical Framework, Media Industries and Audiences
Exam board and course
AQA A-Level Media Studies Specification 7572
Where possible outside speakers and offsite visits will be incorporated into the course.