Specification at a glance

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.

Subject content

  1. Media language
  2. Media representation
  3. Media industries
  4. Media audiences

Assessments

Written Paper

What's assessed

All areas of the theoretical framework and understanding of the media products students have engaged with.

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 112 marks
  • 70% of AS

Questions

Section A will focus on Media Language and Media Representations in relation to two of the following media forms:
  • advertising and marketing
  • magazines
  • video games.
Section B will focus on Media Industries and Media Audiences in relation to two of the following forms:
  • television
  • music video
  • film (industries only).
Section C will test students' knowledge of all four areas of the theoretical framework in relation to two of the following forms:
  • radio
  • newspapers
  • online, social and participatory media.

Non-exam assessment: creating a media product

What's assessed

  • Application of knowledge and understanding of the theoretical framework.
  • Ability to create media products

How it's assessed

  • A choice of topics related to the over arching, annually changing theme
  • 60 marks
  • 30% of AS
  • Assessed by teachers
  • Moderated by AQA

Questions

Students produce:
  • a statement of intent
  • a media product made for an intended audience.