The Eduqas A Level Media Studies at Aquinas College is 30% coursework and 70% exam, over two years.
2 exams will be sat at the end of the second year with the coursework being completed towards the end of the first year.
Students that take A Level Media Studies find that they are challenged in different ways to other subjects. We study areas of representation including gender, sexuality, age and ethnicity in a range of cultures, and how audiences are manipulated by the makers of media products (an important skill in the age of social media!).
We also study the effect of colonialism on African American, British and African cultures, and consider the historical impact of patriarchy on advertising, film and TV using a number of engaging set products such as American hip hop music videos and film.
The practical component of the course consists of a main product and a linked supporting product that must be created individually. This could be a sequence for an original TV programme with a supporting billboard, or film advertisement with a supporting website.
Student feedback for the subject is very positive, as evidenced from the quotes below and in the Aquinas prospectus. Due to the excellent technician support and facilities here, our students create some of the strongest practical work in the North West: to reward this we hold an awards ceremony, The AFTAS, each year to celebrate our passionate students. We also have very strong results and are currently and ALPS 3 subject.
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