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Sandy Upper School

Media

Course Title: GCSE Media Studies
Syllabus Code: 8572
Exam Board: AQA Web link

Year 1 Term1

  • Media Language and Representation introduction
  • Analysing magazines, advertising and marketing using close study products and unseen texts
  • Analysing newspapers, online, social and participatory media and video games using close study products and unseen texts

Year 1 Term2

  • Media Industries and Audiences introduction
  • Analysing radio, music video, newspapers using close study products and unseen texts
  • Analysing online, social and participatory media, video games and the film industry using close study products and unseen texts

Year 1 Term3

Non examined assessment (coursework) + How to apply knowledge and understanding of the theoretical framework + Preparing statement of intent for coursework product + Creation of coursework product for an intended audience

Year 2 Term1

  • Paper 2, Section A: Analysing television – close study products
  • Paper 2, Section B: Applying the theoretical framework to newspaper
  • Paper 2, Section B: Applying the theoretical framework to online, social and participatory media and video games

Year 2 Term2

  • Extended response questions practice
  • Synoptic question preparation and practice
  • Revision of close study products

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