Contexts of the media

The subject content is detailed in relation to each area of the theoretical framework.

This specification requires students to closely analyse and compare media products in relation to relevant key social, cultural, economic, political and historical contexts. Not every question in every exam series will require the analysis of the five contexts but students will need to be familiar with all of them in relation to a range of media products.

Knowledge and understanding should be developed through the practical analysis or creation of media products.

Media products should be considered in the light of the contexts in which they are produced and received.

There is a grid in the CSP booklet which illustrates the contexts in which each of the products should be considered.