Year 12 & 13

Topics covered

Like GCSE, specific products and areas of study change annually. This reflects the speed of change in modern society and ensures the subject remains relevant. Students study a range of media forms in terms of a theoretical framework which consists of media language, representation, media industries and audiences. Newspapers, television, music video and online, social and participatory media are studied in depth. Advertising and marketing, film, video games, radio and magazines are studied in relation to selected areas of the framework.

Assessment Information

Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences. Written examination: 2 hours 15 minutes. 35% of qualification.

Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth. Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes 35% of qualification.

Component 3: Cross-Media Production Non exam assessment 30% of qualification.