Media Studies

WHY STUDY MEDIA?

GCSE Media Studies is an increasingly popular and useful qualification. You should consider it if

* you are interested in the media;
* you are a creative person;
* you are thinking about a career in the media;
* you are interested in the changing nature of our society;
* you are interested in communication.

WHAT ARE THE MEDIA?

Film Television Radio Magazines
Advertising Comics Photography Newspapers
Popular Music Internet Mobile phones

WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?

You will study a series of topics. For each topic you will be required to do:

- written work, writing essays showing your understanding of the media and analysing practical work examples;
- research and surveys;
- practical work, making your own examples of the media; e.g. photography, designing posters, storyboarding, scripting, website design, video, digital editing.

Topics studied may include:

  • television news
  • documentary
  • advertising
  • magazines
  • feature films
  • soap operas
  • sit-coms
  • Popular music
  • The Internet
  • Crime Drama

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Coursework: Controlled Assessment
4 Part Portfolio - 3 written assignments
- 1 practical project
60%
Examination:
One written Examination
40%

To do well in GCSE Media Studies, you must be able to express yourself effectively in writing.

If you want to find out more, talk to Mr Hyde