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The EDUQAS GCSE Media Studies specification offers a broad, engaging and stimulating course of study which offers learners the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the media and to develop analytical and practical production skills. Learners study a wide range of media forms and products through the theoretical framework of media, which encompasses media language, representations, media industries and audiences.

 

Component 1 Exploring the Media

Written exam: 1.5 hours (40%)

Range of set products studied in relation to key areas of the theoretical framework.

Exam includes analysis of an unseen resource. Learners take clean copies of print set products into the exam.

 

Component 2 Understanding Media Forms and Products

Written exam: 1.5 hours (30%)

Three forms studied in depth in relation to all areas of the theoretical framework.

Exam based on set products and includes analysis of an extract from an audio-visual set product.

 

Component 3 Creating Media Products

Non-exam assessment (30%) 

Candidates create an individual media production.

A range of briefs in four media forms will be set annually

 

KS4 GCSE Course

Y10 Content

Y10 Key Assessments

Y11 Content

Y11 Key Assessments

Autumn

Term 1

Induction (practical and theory)

 

Weekly Pop Quiz

Workbook check & consumption collage

Component 3 drop-in starter work

Music Video

Artist/Industry

NEA  SoA1

9 frame analysis DD

DD/KP/BM tests

Research summary

Autumn

Term 2

Component 1, Section A: MEDIA LANGUAGE

[Advertising QS/TGC]

Workbook & class test progress check

Component 3 Creative HW project TGC

Timed writing practice question

Online presence

Uses & Gratifications

NEA Stage 2

Practice Question

Theory application

Theoretical map

Spring

Term 1

Component 1, Section B: INDUSTRY [Film Marketing Bond]

Workbook & class test progress check

Component 3 Creative HW Bond 25+

Timed writing practice questions

TV Crime Drama

Structured Revision

NEA Stage 3 inc SoA2

S/L workbook

Mock Exams

Components 1&2

Spring

Term 2

Component 1, Section A:  REPRESENTATION

[Press & Magazines]

Workbook & class test progress check

Component 3 Creative HW Cover article

Compare & Contrast transformation

Industry Radio

Industry Gaming

NEA Final Production

BBC project R4

Website Study PG

Booster/Submission

Summer

Term 1

Component 1, Section B/C: INDUSTRY

Spectre/Sun websites

Workbook & class test progress check

Website/full edition analysis report

Component 3 creative task Re-branding

NEA Production

Revision - general

Intensive carousels

Admin/send-off

Past Papers

Mind the Gaps

Summer

Term 2

Mock Component 1

Music Video History

NEA release

Mock exam: Revision & RAG

Discussion/recreation and debate

Review/annotation/summer tasks

Public Exams

Results in August

 media 1media 2media 3media 6

  

Component 3: Production

The EDUQAS A2 Media Studies specification offers the progressive study of media form within its theoretical framework. The following forms are studied in depth through applying all areas of the framework: newspapers, magazines, television, online, social and participatory media. Advertising and marketing, film, music video, radio and video games are studied in relation to selected areas of the framework. Students will be prepared for academic and practical examinations in three components:

Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences

Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes

35% of qualification

 

The examination assesses media language, representation, media industries, audiences and media contexts. It consists of two sections:

 

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 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.

It includes:

 

 

Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth

Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes

35% of qualification

 

The examination assesses media language, representation, media industries, audiences and media

contexts. It consists of three sections:

 

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.

 

Component 3: Cross-Media Production

Non exam assessment

30% of qualification

 

An individual cross-media production based on two forms in response to a choice of briefs set by

exam board, applying knowledge and understanding of the theoretical framework and digital convergence.

KS5 A2 Course

Y12 Content

Y13 Key Assessments

Y13 Content

Y13 Key Assessments

Autumn

Term 1

Induction (practical and theory)

 

Weekly Pop Quizzes

Folder check & media identity project

Component 3 drop-in starter work

Music Industry recap

Newspapers intensive

NEA  SoInt1

Lesson plan/deliver Factsheets test

+research summary

Autumn Term 2

Component 1, Section ML/REP

[Tide/WA/KoV]

CW & class tests/HW progress check

Component 3 Creative HW chosen task

Timed writing practice question

Nordic Noir

Magazine in depth task

NEA stage 2 - SoInt2

Practice Qs/mock

Components 1&2

Formatted in SA

Spring

Term 1

Component 1, Section B: INDUSTRY [Film Marketing BP I,DB]

Folder & class tests progress check

Component 3 Creative HW Super Hero

Timed writing practice questions

Online presence

Theory application

NEA Stage 3

Theory application

Practice Qs

C1/2/3 mapping

Spring

Term 2

Component 2 TV Crime Drama

[70s c&c/LoM]

Folder & class tests/HW progress check

Component 3 Creative HW P-M =?

Compare & Contrast transformation

Industry Radio review

Industry CG/YT review

NEA Final Production

LNWH  AC/ Z/A

C1 & C2 mocks

Booster/Submission

Summer Term 1

Component 1, Section A:  REPRESENTATION

[Identity/Ideology]

Folder & class tests H/W progress check

Website/full edition analysis report

Collective illustrated essay project

NEA Production

Revision - general

Intensive carousels

Admin/send-off

Past Papers

Mind the Gaps

Summer Term 2

Mock Component 1/2 customised exam

NEA release

Mock exam: Revision & RAG

Folder organisation review

Review/annotation/summer tasks

Public Exams

Results in August

 

  media 7media 8

Component 3: Production

 

Summer Show 2019 - Chicago
Jay Peak 2019
Sorrento 2019