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Greenback High School

Greenbank High School

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Media Studies

The Media Studies course is a popular option choice at GSCE and allows pupils to examine all aspects of media from a creative aspect.

At present, we prepare candidates for the AQA Single Award examination, which is not tiered and allows all students to aim for an A*.  This specification is designed to develop a critical understanding of the role of the mass media in society, such as TV, the music industry, advertising, film, the press and to afford students the opportunity to develop relevant practical skills. Students can make and analyse CD covers, TV programmes and film posters.

Course Structure:

The course comprises of Controlled Assessment and one examination, the topic for which is altered every year. Controlled Assessment constitutes 60% of the final grade and involves detailed research and analysis of four areas: film, advertising, pop music and an area of interest chosen by the student. The examination is worth 40% of the final grade.

Homework is set weekly and should take 1 hour 30 minutes, however, a project may stretch across a number of weeks.

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Mrs C West - i/c Media Studies

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