Specification at a glance

Media Studies 4810

Unit 1: Investigating the Media

Written Paper    – 1 hour 30 mins  – 60marks – 40%

External Assessment

Based on pre-released topic with guidance and stimulus

Four tasks 

Available June 

Plus 

Unit 2: Understanding the Media

Controlled Assessment taken from banks of set

assignments   – 90 marks – 60% 

Three Assignments: Introductory assignment; Cross-media

assignment; Practical Production and Evaluation.

Available June

 

 

Media Studies(Double Award) 4814 

Unit 1: Investigating the Media

Written Paper –– 1 hour 30 mins   –   60 marks  – 20%

External Assessment

Based on pre-released topic (charged annually) with guidance and stimulus.

Four tasks 

Available June 

Plus 

 

Unit 2: Understanding the Media

Controlled Assessment taken from banks of set

assignments – 90 marks  –   30%

Three Assignments: Introductory assignment; Cross-media

assignment; Practical Production and Evaluation.

Available June 

 

Plus

Unit 3: Exploring Media Industries

WrittenPaper   –    1 hour 30    mins     –   60   marks     –    20%

External Assessment  

SectionA: 10 short answer questions. Section B: 5 longer

responses to a media stimulus. Available June 

 

Plus

Unit 4: Responding to a Media Brief

Controlled Assessment –  set brief  (changed annually) –  

90 marks – 30%

Research, Planning and Presentation to a ‘client’.  

Fully Realised Production and Evaluation.   Available June 

 

For assessments and subject awards after June 2013 there is a requirement that 100% of the assessment is terminal.