Key InformationLevel: A Level
Examination Board: Eduqas
Subject Leader: Mrs Hudson
Entry RequirementsGCSE Grades 9-4 in 5 subjects
GCSE English/English Language Grade 5
Why Choose this course?The media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, ideas and points of view they offer. The media have real relevance and importance in our lives today, providing us with ways to communicate, with forms of cultural expression and the ability to participate in key aspects of society.
The economic importance of the media is also unquestionable. The media industries employ large numbers of people worldwide and generate significant global profit. The globalised nature of the contemporary media, ongoing technological developments and more opportunities to interact with the media suggest their centrality in contemporary life can only increase.
Possible career choices include: journalism, media production: TV/Radio/Print/Online, Public Relations, advertising and marketing, business.
Media Products, Industries and Audiences
Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes
35% of qualification
Media Forms and Products in Depth Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes 35% of qualification
Cross-Media Production Non exam assessment 30% of qualification
Learners study a range of media forms in terms of a theoretical framework which consists of media language, representation, media industries and audiences. 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.