Media

Media Studies examines all forms of visual communication. The media studies curriculum at Ark Putney Academy aim to develop student’s confidence to enable them to be critical, creative and t0 make informed judgements in a rapidly changing media landscape.

Media GCSE (Year 10 & 11)

Content Assessment
Year 10  
Television, Cuffs & The Avengers
How is social stratification represented in historic and contemporary television?
In what ways do crime genres reflect social contexts? 

The Lego Movie
How does the Warner Brothers conglomerate impact production, marketing and advertising of video games and films? 

Non-examined assessment
A creative opportunity! Students apply their knowledge and understanding of media language and representations to create a magazine cover and double page spread.

OCR
Paper 1: Television & Promoting Media
Non-examined assessment 
Year 11  
Music 

How does Beyonce compare to Bruno Mars? How does Mojo target rock audiences?

News

How have newspapers changed since 1960? What social, cultural, historical and political contexts influence newspapers?

OCR 

Paper 1: Television & Promoting Media

Paper 2: Music & news

Non-examined assessment

 

Media A Level

Content Assessment
Year 12  
News and online media
How has the internet changed news consumption?
How does The Daily Mail and The Guardian differ socially, culturally, and politically?     

Media language and representation
Why does The Big Issue use satire and intertextuality on their covers?
What representations are offered in Emeli Sande’s Heaven and David Guetta’s Titanium?
What strategies do advertisers use to target different audiences?

Non-examined assessment
A creative opportunity! Students apply their knowledge and understanding of media language and representations to create a magazine and website

OCR 
Paper 1: Media Messages
Non-examined assessment
Year 13  
Media industries and audiences
How does Minecraft use audience interaction to improve the gaming experience?
What influence did Walt Disney have on the creation of The Jungle Book?
How does BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show target their audience?     

Long-form television drama
How does Stranger Things and Deutschland 83 differ culturally, politically, and socially?

OCR 
Paper 1: Media Messages
Paper 2: Evolving Media
Non-examined assessment 

 

Creative Media BTEC

Content Assessment
Year 12  
Unit 1: Media Representations 

Unit 19: Scriptwriting

Unit 15: Advertising Production

Unit 8: Responding to a Commission Unit 4: Pre-Production Portfolio

Unit 18: Storyboarding for Digital Media

Lots of creative opportunities! Students will script, film, and edit their own films and adverts

BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production
Coursework
Exam: Unit 1 & 8
Year 13  
Unit 5: Specialist Subject Investigation 

Unit 2: Working in the Creative Media Industry
Unit 10: Film Production – Fiction 
Unit 3: Digital Media Skills
Unit 21: Film Editing
Unit 6: Media Campaigns
Students will respond to real life briefs in order to create campaigns for clients

BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production
Coursework 
Exam: Unit 5 & 3