Mr L Felgate, Teacher of Media Studies
Media Studies is currently taught in Rooms T03, C22 and the Music Room. Each room is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and PCs. Each computer has Adobe Photoshop and Windows Moviemaker as standard - both pieces of software are used as a course requirement.
Pupils also have access to camcorders and digital stills cameras.
The department also has a wide range of DVDs available for study.
Fronter is also widely used in order to share materials, hand in work, provide online research materials and for revision purposes.
Key Stage 5
AS Media Studies
This course is designed to facilitate:
· The development of media literacy skills to enable you to achieve critical independence in your knowledge, experience and enjoyment of the media.
· The development of technical and creative production skills to encourage imaginative and aesthetic activity in media contexts
G321 Foundation Portfolio in Media - 50%
· This unit is coursework only
· In this unit pupils produce TWO paired media artefacts from a series of briefs. This process involves progression from a pre-production, preliminary exercise to a more fully realised piece.
· The briefs offered are: print, video, audio and website. It is internally and externally marked and moderated.
G322 Key Concepts in Media (TV Drama) - 50%
This unit culminates in a two hour written examination.
-Part A: Textual Analysis and Representation - 25%
Pupils will answer questions on an unseen British TV Drama extract.
-Part B: Institutions and Audiences - 25%
Pupils will study a specific media industry from a choice of: film, music, newspapers, radio or magazines.
A2 Media Studies
G324 Advanced Portfolio in Media - 50%
This unit is coursework only
In this unit pupils produce one MAIN media artefact from a wide range of briefs. This will be supported by two ANCILLARY tasks. This process builds upon practical knowledge gained at AS Level. Pupils are expected to keep their own blogs as a record of their own independent planning and research. They are also expected to work in groups as well as individually.
This unit is internally and externally marked and moderated.
G325 Critical Perspectives in Media - 50%
This unit culminates in a two hour written exam in two parts:
Part A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production. Candidates are required to describe and evaluate their skills development over the entire two year course. They must identify one area of their own production and evaluate it in relation to one theoretical concept.
Part B: Contemporary Media Issues. Two topic areas from six are offered - these have included Media and Collective Identity, Post Modern Media and Contemporary Media Regulation. Candidates are required to understand contemporary media texts, audiences, industries and debates over a wide range of contemporary and historical texts. The candidate must combine knowledge of at least two contrasting media texts.