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Key Stage 4 Results MEDIA STUDIES


The course comprises two units:

Unit 1: Investigating the Media is an external examination worth 40% of the overall marks.  This 90 minute examination is based on a pre-released topic with guidance and stimulus.   

Unit 2:  Understanding the Media is worth 60% of the total marks and consists of three assignments:  assignment one requires pupils to analyse and create their own magazine covers; assignment two asks pupils to analyse and produce both a film poster and film trailer; and assignment three requires students to consider an advertising campaign, create a radio  advert, a television advert and a print advert found in a magazine.

This course is very practical and gives students opportunities to learn about real media and industries, to develop their ICT skills, analyse and evaluate and to work effectively in groups.