Year 13 A2 Media Studies

Garth Hill College
  • Information on application
  • 1 Year
  • A Level
  • Berkshire

A-level Media Studies engages students in the in depth study of media products in relation to the
four areas of the theoretical framework:
• media language
• media representation
• media industries
• media audiences.
Students are required to study media products from all of the following media forms:
• television
• film
• radio
• newspapers
• magazines
• advertising and marketing
• online, social and participatory media
• video games
• music video
In addition to the broad coverage of all nine media forms, students must engage in the in depth
study of at least one audio-visual, one print and one online social and participatory media form.
Each in depth study will link the specified media form to all four areas of the theoretical framework.
The Close Study Products (CSPs) will address the requirement that students engage with products
• possess cultural, social and historical significance
• reflect and illuminate the theoretical framework underlying the study of media together with
the theoretical perspectives associated with them
• illustrate a full range of media products in terms of perceived quality, form and structure
• provide rich and challenging opportunities for interpretation and in-depth critical analysis,
enabling students to develop a detailed understanding of how the media communicate
meanings and how audiences respond
• cover different historical periods and different global settings
• be intended for different audiences
• demonstrate emerging, future developments of the media
• cover examples of media students would not normally engage with
• at least one media product produced before 1970
• at least one media product produced for a non-English speaking audience
• at least one media product produced outside the commercial mainstream
• at least one media product targeting, or produced by, a minority group.

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