We are delighted to announce that Media Studies will be added to the Queen Anne's Sixth Form curriculum for September 2022.
A Level Media Studies
Discover the exciting world of the media industry in this subject which combines practical skills and theoretical study. Media Studies is well suited to those considering further study or careers in media, film, journalism, communication or business.
The Media Studies specification develops analytical and creative skills and provides pupils with a grounding in theoretical approaches that support the study of media products. The course will improve creative and technical skills, critical thinking and analytical skills including the ability to develop and sustain arguments in writing.
Syllabus (EDUQAS) and Examinations
Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences.
Section A: Analysing media language and representation. This section assesses media language and representation in relation to two of the following media forms: advertising, marketing, music video or newspapers. There are two questions in this section:
• one question assessing media language in relation to an unseen audio-visual or print resource
• one extended response comparison question assessing representation in one set product and an unseen audio-visual or print relation to media contexts
- 2 hours 15 minutes (35%)
Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth.
The component assesses media language, representation, media industries, audiences and media contexts. It consists of thee sections: Television in the Global Age, Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative Media and Media in the Online Age.
Section A: Television in the Global Age. There will be one two-part question or one extended response question
Section B: Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative Media. There will be one two-part question or one extended response question.
Section C: Media in the Online Age. There will be one two-part question or one extended response question.
- 2 hours 30 minutes (35%)
An individual cross-media production based on two forms in response to a choice of briefs set by WJEC, applying knowledge and understanding of the theoretical framework and digital convergence. This linear qualification will be available for assessment in May/ June each year.