A level

Media Studies

Names of staff, role & contact details

Mr S Davies
Subject Leader

Mrs C Davies
Senior Assistant Subject Leader

Mrs K Streetly
Assistant Subject Leader

Mr A Cotterall
English Teacher

Ms L Rodgers
English Teacher

Mrs S Russell
English Teacher

Miss J Wallace
English Teacher/Literacy Co-ordinator

Name of course(s) offeredExam boardLink to specNature of assessment
A2 Media Studies (Year 13)AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/media-studies/as-and-a-level/media-studies-2570Unit 3 (25%): Media: Critical Perspectives. 2 hour examination

Unit 4 (25%): Research and Production. Practical unit, internally assessed.

Year 13

Term 1
Media Theory – Marxism, Feminism, Queer Theory, Post Colonialism, Semiotics

Term 2
Practical work – research, planning, production, research essay

Term 3
Examination Preparation

How to support your child in Media Studies:

Students need to be ‘well-read’ in the Media – going beyond their usual media consumption and out of their usual media ‘habits’. Encourage the reading of a range of national newspapers, watching television and films they would not necessarily watch, and so on.

AQA Media Studies A2: Student’s Book (Nelson Thornes) – a useful book of resources and revision notes

Revision Express AS and A2 Media Studies (Pearson Education) – another excellent book of theories and terminology, very easy to use and follow