Unit 2: G322:
Key Media Concepts
(worth 50% of marks available at AS)
This is an externally examined unit, assessed by a 2 hour exam taken in June. The exam is brokendown into 2 key areas, as follows:
the focus of this section is the
5 minutetelevision sequence
. Students will be shown an
UK TV Drama
as part of the exam, and will be required to write an analyticalessay about the extract focusing on the representation of a particular socialgroup and the way this is constructed through the setting, camera work,editing style and sound.
this section focuses on the relationship between
through a case study of a particular media industry. Ourchosen focus will be the
, and we will look at the way film making,distribution and marketing have changed and developed in line with the digital andonline age. Students will be required to write an exam essay about their specific cases.
this exam will be marked out of 100, with each section being worth 50% of the marksavailable.
Unit 3 G324:
Advanced Portfolio in Media
(worth 50% of the marksavailable at A2)
This coursework unit is based around the Music Industry and enablesstudents to engage with contemporary media technologies to producea media portfolio through a combination of two or more media andthen present their research, planning and evaluation through anonline blog. It also enables them to develop the skills of presentationthat are required for further study at higher levels and in theworkplace.Students will be required to work in groups to develop a promotionalpackage for the release of a new album, to include a
further artefacts from the following 3 options:
a website homepage for the band
a Digipack for its release on DVD
a magazine advertisement for the DVDAssessment:
Marking is out of 100 (20 marks for research + planning, 60 marks for practical work, 20marks for the evaluation). This unit represents a development of the skills from Unit One and is alsointernally assessed and externally moderated.
Unit 4: A2 G325:
in Media (worth 50% of the marks available at A2)
This is a 2 hour externally examined paper broken down into two sections, as follows:
Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production
1a In a short essay, students are required to explore key media concepts such as
through an analysis of their own production work (worth 12.5%)
1b In a short essay, students are required to explore creative media practices such as
the use of digital technology
through an analysis of the practices they used for their ownproduction work (worth 12.5%)