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Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy4-1 win for our year 7 football team this evening! The students played so well against Huntington! What a 8 weeks - settling in to a new school seems so long ago!! Well done fellas - very proud! https://t.co/o3H4kVVniQ2 days ago
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Vale of York Academy
Vale of York Academy
Barlby High School
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary
Vale of York Academy
Vale of York Academy
Barlby High School
Manor CE Academy
Poppleton Ousebank Primary
Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary

VALE OF YORK ACADEMY IS PART OF

Media Studies

Curriculum aim

All of us are surrounded by the media every day. This course is designed to support students in their investigation into how the media shapes the world in which we live.  It offers opportunities to learn about real media products and industries, the different ways in which audiences are targeted and to produce pieces of practical media that integrates with media theories and concepts.  All lessons are based in the media suite with equipment specifically for media studies students.

KS4 Overview

Students will be provided with a foundation for analysing a range of media products.  They will be introduced to media language and representation through the study of print media forms.  Specific industries will be studied and students will develop their knowledge and understanding of those areas.  Students will explore how media products are influenced by their social, cultural, historical and political contexts.

Our students follow the EDUQUAS GCSE specification – click here for the GCSE specification

GCSE Media Studies

Component 1 – 40%

Exploring the Media

In this component, students will be provided with a foundation for analysing media products.  Students will be introduced to media language and representation through the study of print media forms.  Specific media industries will be studied and students will develop their knowledge and understanding of those areas.  Students will also explore how media products are influenced by their social, cultural, historical and political contexts.

Students will explore the following texts:

Section A: Exploring Media Language & Representation

  • Magazine: cover of Pride (November 2015) & GQ (July 2016)
  • Film Posters: The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) & Spectre (2015)
  • Newspaper front pages: The Guardian (4th September 2015) & The Sun (18th December 2013)
  • Print advertisements: Quality Street (1956) & This Girl Can (2015)

Section B: Exploring Media Industries & Audiences

  • Newspaper Industry: The Sun – print & new media (edition to be decided)
  • Radio Industry: The Archers (Radio 4) – broadcast (edition to be decided)
  • Film Industry: Spectre
  • Gaming industry: Pokemon Go

 

Component 2 – 30%

Understanding Media Forms & Grades

In this component, students will explore particular media forms in depth through both of the following topics:

  1. Section A: Television: crime drama (Luther & The Sweeney)
  2. Section B: Music: music video and online media (texts to be decided)

Contemporary texts (Luther) will be watched in full and a 10 minute section of the traditional text (The Sweeney) will be viewed.

 

Component 3 – 30%

Controlled Assessment

Production briefs are released by the exam board every year that cover a range of media industries.  They can include: television, magazine and advertising & marketing for music or film.  Students will be asked to choose from print of new media based products.

Students will submit the following:

  1. Statement of aims: outlining their aims and showing their knowledge and application of media language and representation for an intended audience. 250 word limit.  10 marks
  2. Final media product: all work to be completed individually. 20 marks – creating a media product that meets the requirements of the brief.  30 marks – creating a media product for an intended audience.

Students will spend 12 weeks on this component. 

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Keep in touch

Follow us on Twitter @VOYAGcseMedia 

Subject Lead for Media is Miss Doust who can be contacted by email at P.Doust@valeofyorkacademy.org

 

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