Media Studies

Media Studies is available in Key Stages 4 and 5 at St. Anthony’s.

Media Studies – Key Stage 4

Students are able to choose Media Studies as a GCSE option in Years 10 and 11 with the AQA exam board. The course consists of the following content:

One print-based assignment – Children’s comics (10% of the GCSE)

One broadcast-based assignment – Film study (20% of the GCSE)

One original practical production assignment (30% of the GCSE)

One examination on a pre-set topic (40% of the GCSE)

GCSE Media Studies requires a range of practical media skills such as video production, website design and print production, as well as engagement with media theories, debates and issues.

Media Studies – Key Stage 5

Students are able to study Media Studies as an A Level option in Years 12 and 13 with the AQA exam board.  The course consists of the following content:

AS Level – Year 12

One practical production portfolio – two production pieces on pre-set topics (25% of the A Level)

One examination – one practical analysis section, one essay on pre-set study (25% of the A Level)

A2 Level – Year 13

One critical investigation – independent study on topic of own choice (25% of the A Level)

One examination – one practical analysis section, one essay on pre-set topic (25% of the A Level)

A Level Media Studies requires a range of practical media skills such as video production, website design and print production, as well as engagement with academic theories, debates and current media issues.