Key Stage 5

A Level Media Studies
Examination Board: AQA
Course Outline/ Topics
A-level Media Studies engages students in the in depth study of media products in relation to the four areas of the theoretical framework:
Media language
Media representation
Media industries
Media audiences.

Students are required to study media products from all of the following media forms:
Television
Film
Radio
Newspapers
Magazines
Advertising and marketing
Online, social and participatory media
Video games
Music video

ASSESSMENTS

Media One
What’s assessed?
Section A will focus on Media Language and Media Representations.
Questions in this section will test the following forms:
Advertising and Marketing
Music Video
Section B will focus on Media Industries and Media Audiences. Questions in this section can test two of the following forms:
Radio
Newspapers
Film (industries only)
How it’s assessed
Written exam: 2 hours
84 marks
35% of A-Level
Questions
A range of questions relating to an unseen source and Close Study Products.
Two essay questions (20 marks), one of which is an extended response question.

Media Two
What’s assessed?
Questions will focus on the in-depth media forms of television, magazines and online, social and participatory media/video games.
How it’s assessed
Written exam: 2 hours
84 marks
35% of A-Level
Questions
One medium length unseen analysis question
Three essay questions (25 marks), one of which is an extended response question and one of which is a synoptic question

Non-exam assessment: Creating a cross-media production
What’s assessed?
Application of knowledge and understanding of the theoretical framework
Ability to create media products
How it’s assessed
A choice of one of six annually changing briefs. Set by AQA
60 marks
30% of A-level
Assessed by teachers
Moderated by AQA
Tasks
Students produce:
A statement of intent
A cross-media production made for an intended audience.

 

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