Media Studies - Year 13

Overview

The course followed is OCR Media Studies

https://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce/media-studies-h009-h409-from-2017/


Course Content


Autumn Term

  • Creating media: Students will research, plan then create a media text (radio, magazine, television or music video) in response to a brief set by OCR.
  • Media messages: Long form TV drama - in depth case studies of Stranger Things (Duffer: 2016) and Deutchland 83 (Berger: 2015)
  • Applying academic ideas and arguments


Spring Term

  • Applying academic ideas and arguments


Summer Term

  • Revision of Media messages, evolving media and applying academic ideas and arguments (year 12 and 13 work)

Homework

  • Students will be set regular weekly homework to consolidate learning from lessons, in most instances a week will be given to complete tasks.
  • Homework tasks will include; research tasks, completion of past paper questions and revision tasks.
  • Students should be spending 5 hours of time outside lessons on Media work, this will not all be set by the teacher. There is an expectation that students read more widely about the subject during this time. The students should also regularly be going over their notes from class taken in their workbooks and consolidating those in their chosen form (e.g. flash cards, mind maps etc).

Assessment

  • Students will complete internal summative assessments at the end of each topic through a written examination using questions from OCR past papers (at least once per half term).
  • Students will be externally assessed at the end of Year 13 through two 2 hour examinations set by the OCR exam board in addition to a coursework piece (30% of total grade).

Useful links and information

  • All resources used with the students can be found on the Google Classroom.
  • Students should regularly be going over their notes from class taken in their workbooks and consolidating those in their chosen form (e.g. flash cards, mind maps etc).

To support learning students can go to the following websites:

www.bbc.com

www.guardian.com

www.mediaknowall.com