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16/06/24

Eid Mubarak to those in our ESJ community and all around the world celebrating today. pic.twitter.com/W12hvvRccm

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25/05/24

Our annual staff vs sixth form football match and which went to penalties. Staff won on penalties this year. A wonderful end of term pic.twitter.com/nzYLFua5vl

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16/05/24

We've had a large delivery of brand new novel books. Come in and borrow some!! pic.twitter.com/t71AGtM24u

29/03/24

To our ESJ community, please take time to rest and enjoy each others' company over the Easter break. Have a well-deserved cuppa and browse our wonderful Spring Term newsletter:https://t.co/FcsgoiYbFO

29/03/24

Round #1 Masterchef Competition. Our first 16 started yesterday creating delicious dishes! Here’s to round #2 pic.twitter.com/ZBZIJaPnok

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21/03/24

Round #1 Masterchef Competition. Our first 16 started yesterday creating delicious dishes! Here’s to round #2 pic.twitter.com/ZBZIJaPnok

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11/03/24

A fascinating insight into the world of politics and debate for our A-Level Politics students today. . Thank you, Mr Bitis, for organising it. pic.twitter.com/kA4IznCEkc

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09/03/24

Berlin Day 1: Part 1: Berlin Wall pic.twitter.com/P96Goul4Ds

09/03/24

Berlin Part 2 Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. Sun is shining and our students are wonderful stopped for lunch after visiting The Soviet Memorial & The Topography of Terror. Next The Jewish Museum pic.twitter.com/QBVIOdyvHv

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09/03/24

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09/03/24

Great to see the support for Muslim students observing Ramadan ❤️

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09/03/24

A great group of Year 10 students , in-fact, we had 2 extra join us! pic.twitter.com/CvQf4FXI9M

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08/03/24

A great group of Year 10 students , in-fact, we had 2 extra join us! pic.twitter.com/CvQf4FXI9M

08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Miss Zare 🙌 Head of RE, Christian Ethos Lead and Staff Wellbeing at Epping St John's School 💚#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/qYkp64bGjU

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08/03/24

On we’re celebrating Miss Zare 🙌 Head of RE, Christian Ethos Lead and Staff Wellbeing at Epping St John's School 💚#IWD2024 pic.twitter.com/qYkp64bGjU

08/03/24

Great to see the support for Muslim students observing Ramadan ❤️

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08/03/24

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08/03/24

Just left Berlin for Krakow. A great whistle stop tour of Berlin. pic.twitter.com/tE12rGpYhI

08/03/24

Just left Berlin for Krakow. A great whistle stop tour of Berlin. pic.twitter.com/tE12rGpYhI

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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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