Media Studies

Year 13

WJEC / Eduqas – Media Studies

Students have three components over the two years.

Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the theoretical framework - media language and representation – as an essential basis for analysing media products from a variety of forms. In addition, learners will study products from specific media industries and for specific audiences to develop their knowledge and understanding of those areas of the theoretical framework. Learners will also explore how media products relate to their social, cultural, historical, political and economic contexts. In this component, learners will develop their ability to use relevant subject-specific terminology and theories.

Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth

In this component learners are required to study three media forms in depth, exploring all areas of the theoretical framework - media language, representation, media industries, and audiences

Component 3: Cross-Media Production

This component synthesises knowledge and understanding of the media theoretical framework gained throughout their course by requiring learners to apply their knowledge and understanding of the media synoptically to practical production.

These components cover music videos, magazines, advertisements, newspapers, Online Media, Video Games, Radio and Movies.

Year 12

OCR – Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in Digital Media

There are three mandatory units that are in all pathways; Media products and audiences, Pre-production and planning and Create a media product. These units will develop learners’ understanding of how different media institutions operate to create products that appeal to specific target audiences. They’ll also gain knowledge and understanding of the pre-production, planning and production processes and go on to create a media product. The units also develop transferable skills such as planning, communication, adaptability and leadership.

* Media products and audiences

* Pre-production and planning

* Create a media product

* Social media and globalisation

* Advertising media