Media Studies

GCSE Media Studies 

Course Outline

Media Studies is a popular, up-to-date two-year course at Park View, available as an option from Year 10.  The media has been a powerful social, artistic and political tool for many decades and we utilise and consume it more than ever before.  This course will give students the opportunity to explore the range of new media that is now available, understand critically how and why it is created, consider how they can be manipulated by it and enable students to create their own media texts.

Examination Board: AQA

Assessment

You will be marked for each project you complete – there are three in total. 

Assignment 1 – Analysing DVD covers (10%)

Assignment 2 – Cross Media Analysis – Music Promotion (20%)

Assignment 3 – Major Production – Magazine/Film (30%)

This is then followed by a pre-determined exam topic which is worth 40% of the final grade. 

Progression

Students may progress to A Level Media Studies or BTEC in Media Studies, Creative Media or Creative Media Production, all of which could lead you to take a creative degree at University and beyond. 

How will this course help me with a career?

There are many jobs and careers which involve media studies – some more directly than others.  You could work in creative media, marketing, public relations, advertising, television, film, theatre,  publishing, editing, lighting designer, animator, teacher, photographer, fashion and many more!