At a glance
Course title Media Studies
Level AS and A2
Exam board OCR (www.ocr.org.uk)
In our media-saturated world the need to understand the construction and of media texts and their messages is more important than ever. The digital revolution has completely changed the way we consume and create media and thus this course aims to equip students with the skills to become critical users and digital craftspeople in the contemporary context.
It takes into account the diverse array of audience members and the mass of independent media projects such as those found on YouTube, websites, mobile devices and other forms of DIY media. It embraces the truly international dimensions of media studies – including a recognition not only of the processes of globalisation, but also of the diverse perspectives on media and society being worked on around the world.
Coursework content, submitted just before Christmas and worth 50% of AS marks:
AS exam content, taken in June and worth 50% of AS marks:
Coursework content, submitted just before Christmas and worth 25% of total A level:
Making a pop video, a magazine advert and a digipack cover and an evaluation blog
A2 exam content, taken in June and worth 25 % of total A level: