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Key Stage 5 Media Studies – Information for students and parents
Brief Course Information
Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences
Section A: Analysing Media Language and Representation
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 resource in relation to media contexts.
Section B: Understanding Media Industries and Audiences
This section assesses two of the following media forms – advertising, marketing, film, newspapers, radio, video games - and media contexts.
Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth
Section A – Television in the Global Age
Students will be analysing the Documentary form through a detailed study of The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Hurst and the Swedish Documentary No Burqas Behind Bars.
Section B – Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative Media
Students will be studying contemporary and historical magazines including Vogue, and The Big Issue.
Section C – Media in the Online Age
Students will study self–representation and the impact of digital technology on media production through a series of case studies including Zoella and Attitude.