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Media

KS4

Qualification: GCSE          Exam Board: AQA


Is Media for you?

Do you prefer courses with coursework and final exams?

Are you looking for a course with a balance between creativity and theory?

Are you looking for a course which offers a broad range of topic areas?

Do you like managing your own projects and working independently?


What Will You Do?

Study exactly how a media text is put together.

Explore how and why media audiences respond to texts.

Create your own media texts using Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, video and sound editing software.

Understand how the media is financed and regulated.

Develop creative, analytical, research, and communication skills.


Assessment Details:

30% of your grade will come from a coursework assignment that will be focused on practical work.

The other 70% is based on two written examinations, each is 1.5 hours. Both examinations will feature multiple choice, short answer and extended essay style questions.

The course is based on the study of various media industries such as, TV Production, Magazines, Radio, The Music Industry and Advertising.


Possible Career Options:

  • Animator
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Consultant
  • Publishing Editor
  • Radio Production
  • Special Effects

Further Education:

  • AS / A2 Media Studies
  • BTEC Media
  • Various Degree Level subjects including Media, Film, Advertising, Broadcast Journalism