Media

Year 10

In Year 10 students will be given lots of opportunities to experiment with different media platforms, as well as developing their understanding of how they communicate to their audience to be successful. Pupils will take part in teacher-led workshops and complete research to support their planning to create a media product in their chosen media sector. Students will complete 60% of their BTECH award.

Term 1: Exploring media products. 

Students will be given an introduction to audiences and the purpose of different media products. 

An overview of the following will be provided:

Film, TV, music videos, mobile app, websites, video games, and magazines.

Assessment: Component 1, Learning Aim A.

Term 2: Developing digital media production skills.

Students will deconstruct the media products we use to create meaning for their audiences by understanding production techniques:

Camera work, editing, sound, and mise-en-scene.

Assessment: Component 1, Learning Aim B.

Term 3: Developing digital media production skills.

Students will focus on skills and techniques for creating content for their chosen media sector. You will work independently or in groups to experiment practically with a range of media skills, techniques and platforms.

Assessment: Provide examples of practical skills and refinement. Component 2, Learning Aim B&C.

Year 11

In Year 11 students will continue to develop their understanding of the different media platforms through the use of Close Study Products. Students will be given the necessary skills to analyse and produce different media products as well as having experience to write a statement of intent and create their own products suitable for a specific audience. Students will create their NEA (non external assessment) during this year and will continue to develop their understanding of the theoretical framework in preparation for the exam.

Media One

• Written exam: 90 mins
• 84 marks
• 35% of GCSE

Media Two

• Written exam: 90 mins
• 84 marks
• 35% of GCSE

Non External Assessment

• A choice of one of three annually changing briefs, set by AQA.
• 60 marks
• 30% of GCSE
• Assessed by teachers
• Moderated by AQA.

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