Media Studies


Media Studies Department:
Head of Subject: Mrs H Parmenter
Subject teacher: Mr J Harrold

In Media Studies you are encouraged to analyse the world around you. From newspapers to advertisements and  television, you will engage with a range of media texts, evaluating the effect that they are intended to have on consumers and audiences.  Click on your year group for additional information. 
Year 10
We now follow the Eduqas GCSE course which breaks the subject into two halves:
Examination 70%
Controlled Assessment 30%

Controlled assessment will be set by the exam board and completed in class under exam conditions around Easter. Class work, until then, will centre on preparation for the two 1hr 30 minute exams which covers: Advertising, Magazines, Newspapers, Radio, Television, Video Games and Music Video.  Please be aware that the course does not involve watching/analysing films as this is now a separate GCSE.


Year 11
Our Year 11s are the final year to complete the old specification by WJEC which breaks the subject into two halves:
Coursework: 60%
Examination: 40%

Your coursework will include two analytical essays of 800 words. You will be given a stimulus text (such as a film clip) and have to evaluate it against the media key concepts. You will also get hands on experience in producing a media text (for instance a magazine front cover and contents page) where you take on the role of editor, designer and photographer to produce a realistic piece. 

Your examination will be 2 hours 15 minutes long and will use the skills from your coursework and answer questions and design texts. 

Revision
Mrs Parmenter is running the following revision sessions in Room 45. 

Date

English (3:30-4:00)

Media (4:00-4:30)

20th February

Romeo and Juliet

Section A

22nd February

Romeo and Juliet

Section A

23rd February

Romeo and Juliet

Section A

27th February

A Christmas Carol

Section B

1st March

A Christmas Carol

 

2nd March

A Christmas Carol

Section B

6th March

An Inspector Calls

Section A

8th March

An Inspector Calls

Section A

9th March

An Inspector Calls

Section A

13th March

Power and Conflict Poetry

Section B

16th March

Power and Conflict Poetry

Section B

20th March

Unseen Poetry

Section A

22nd March

Unseen Poetry

 

23rd March

Unseen Poetry

Section A

27th March

Language Paper 1

Section B

29th March

Language Paper 1

Section B



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