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23/02/24

Well done, year 11! This will give you an edge in the exams. https://t.co/VaTEMiQgED

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23/02/24

Year 11 students are attending the GCSE Poetry Live Conference today. They are currently furiously notetaking as Carol Ann Duffy explores one of their set poems for the exam. Real dedication from them during our half term! pic.twitter.com/NqNa9P0KbC

22/02/24

ESJ Stunt Team pic.twitter.com/IyzQMmBXo5

22/02/24

Top run on the mountain. pic.twitter.com/kKqCIU983D

22/02/24

Skiing. pic.twitter.com/SzB8Ri01FP

22/02/24

On the dog run. pic.twitter.com/bSK3sYDn1o

18/02/24

First snow run of the trip pic.twitter.com/FuUMlBT5YW

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18/02/24

First snow run of the trip pic.twitter.com/FuUMlBT5YW

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17/02/24

Team picture on the mountain at night in their ski gear. pic.twitter.com/y9e3MZHcSQ

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17/02/24

Team picture on the mountain at night in their ski gear. pic.twitter.com/y9e3MZHcSQ

16/02/24

Click this link. It was really hard to find https://t.co/lkECMazP0m

16/02/24

Click this link. It was really hard to find https://t.co/lkECMazP0m

08/02/24

ESJ students are readers 🥳 Come and browse the books on offer. There are some great titles at the Scholastics book fair! Lunch times in WF1 until 14th Feb. 📚😃 pic.twitter.com/Y6YmWfJ2J8

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08/02/24

ESJ students are readers 🥳 Come and browse the books on offer. There are some great titles at the Scholastics book fair! Lunch times in WF1 until 14th Feb. 📚😃 pic.twitter.com/Y6YmWfJ2J8

06/02/24

We really need your quiz teams tonight please!! Half the places have gone but we need more to go ahead.We have our brilliant quiz master so please join us & help raise funds for our amazing school💚 https://t.co/lnls6broo1

06/02/24

We really need your quiz teams tonight please!! Half the places have gone but we need more to go ahead.We have our brilliant quiz master so please join us & help raise funds for our amazing school💚 https://t.co/lnls6broo1

03/02/24

Quiz night! Get your team booked in & join us for a fun evening whilst raising funds for the year ahead💚 pic.twitter.com/7OXpCmhjgG

03/02/24

Year 7 using dice to learn about experimental probability!#whatarethechancesofthathappening pic.twitter.com/HjhNML1OYS

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03/02/24

highly recommend every child going on the Berlin/Krakow trip watches this! pic.twitter.com/xtgJUSwzUV

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03/02/24

highly recommend every child going on the Berlin/Krakow trip watches this! pic.twitter.com/xtgJUSwzUV

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Media A-Level

Why study Media Studies A Level?

Media Studies is designed to widen the intellectual horizons of the learner through the analysis of both global and historical media. This course will foster the development of critical and reflective thinking to encourage engagement in the critical debates surrounding contemporary media.

Course Content

First Year Course Content

Media Today:

Students will explore, through the analysis of the news and television industries, how the media construct different representations and how media products are used by institutions to communicate messages to different media audiences.

Creating Media:

Students will practically explore the creation of a television advert.

Second Year Course Content

Media Products:

Students will explore how media products are used by institutions to construct different representations and how media audiences interpret these products.

Students will use aspects of media theory to analyse and evaluate their own cross-media productions.

Media in the Digital Age:

Students will analyse and debate the key arguments from the media. These debates will be drawn from:

  • a historical perspective
  • the digital age
  • global media.

Making Media:

Students will explore the creation of three linked media products in a cross-media production within the music industry. 

Assessment Criteria

A Level Media Studies has two exams, each two hours, written in May/June and are worth 70%. 

The practical unit is worth 30%

Future careers linked to this subject:

  • journalism
  • graphic design
  • film production
  • advertising
  • public relations
  • event organiser
  • market researcher
  • writer

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Media Studies and/or a Grade 6 in English

Examination Board

OCR

Teacher to Contact:

Mrs Thorne

 

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