"The media intervene; they provide us with selective versions of the world, rather than direct access to it" - David Buckingham
Media Studies aims to develop students into CRITICAL consumers and ANALYTICAL appraisers of media texts, and to equip them with knowledge about Institutions and Audiences with focus on some of the biggest industries in our Western world. Media Studies also aims to develop students into INFORMED PRODUCERS of media texts.
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GCSE Media Studies is a linear course, meaning that a written exam is taken at the end of the course. Two portfolios of work produced as Controlled Assessments are also submitted in May at the end of year 11. Currently, each portfolio is worth 30% of the final grade (so 60% altogether) and the examination is worth 40%. The first portfolio is constructed in year 10 and the second in year 11.