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Media Studies

 Welcome to the Media Studies Department

"The media intervene; they provide us with selective versions of the world, rather than direct access to it" - David Buckingham

Head of Department:

Mrs Galdin O’Shea

e-mail: H.O'Shea@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Members of the Department:

Mrs Galdin O’Shea

Miss Forrest

Mr Patel

Mr James

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. 

Key Stage 4

Year 9
 

The year 9 course prepare students by focusing on key knowledge and skills, theoretical and practical, they will need to successfully complete their GCSE Media Studies.

Autumn Spring Summer

Introduction to key media concepts

Video production and production workflow

Music Industry, music videos and representation (Gender, ethnicity, age)

 
KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

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.

Year 10 

Media Studies is assessed through a mixture of controlled assessments completed throughout the course but submitted towards the end of year 11, and a final written examination.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

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.

Year 11
 

Media Studies is assessed through a mixture of controlled assessments completed throughout the course but submitted towards the end of year 11, and a final written examination.  Students completed B321 in year 10 and will complete B324 Media Portfolio in year 11.  

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

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.

B321 Individual Portfolio undertaken under controlled conditions (30%) completed by January.

B324 Extended Portfolio under controlled conditions (30%) completed by March. Final examination in June (40%).

Examination Board :

Eduqas

OCR

Course Specification:

OCR J526 GCSE Media Studies

Qualification obtained:

GCSE Media Studies

Useful Websites:

www.ocr.org.uk

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/ztnygk7

http://parksgcsemedia.blogspot.co.uk

http://knbsmediahub.weebly.com/gcse-media-revision.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLnhcL5fgAo&list=PLtsOjyS9oHR3MIMhBXHvslr0IADHHN3cT

http://eduqas.co.uk/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdqAmkrC131

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRwE3O8E0gQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zvgsoKR8U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoRxS_h9ROM

Useful Reading Material:

To be confirmed

Additional information:

To be confirmed

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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