Media Studies

Subject Profile Media (Woolf Mini School) 2016/2017

Phase Two Media GCSE (Years 9 and10)

Year One Overview

Term one: Introduction to Adobe and the Media key concepts (conventions, audience, institution and representation).  An introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Term two: A 500 word study and analysis of Comic Book Front Covers, and investigate how comics appeal to their target audience.

Term three: Planning, production and evaluation of comic book front covers using Adobe Illustrator. 

Term four: Analysis of advertising and marketing texts to inform an essay in which a comparison of two adverts for the same product is conducted.

Term five: Cross-media campaign, promoting an institution across two different media platforms. Two related texts to be created and evaluated.

Term six: Mock exam preparation and examination on exam topic.

Year Two Overview

Term one: Pre-production and research into film promotion.  Students work in groups to plan and prepare a two-minute trailer for a feature film. 

Term two: Production and evaluation of their feature film trailer, which focuses on all four key concepts.

Term three: Investigation into TV serials and soap operas, exploring institutional impacts and limitations on the genre.  Investigation into the codes and conventions of serials and soap operas, and how they have changed over time to meet the needs of a developing audience.

Term four: Investigation into TV serials and soap operas, exploring audience theory and how people are represented in this particular genre of TV programming. 

Term five: Examination preparation.  Pre-production and preparation work based on the mock pre-release material. Students will conduct a case study on serials and soap operas and produce various promotional products.

Term six: Examinations and exam skills.

 

Phase Two Media GCSE (Year 11)

Term one: Pre-production research into film promotion.  Students work in groups to plan and prepare a two-minute trailer for a feature film. 

Term two: Production and evaluation of their feature film trailer, which focuses on the four key concepts.

Term three: Investigation into TV game shows, exploring institutional impacts and limitations on the genre.  Investigation into the codes and conventions of game shows, and how they have changed over time to meet the needs of a developing audience.

Term four: Investigation into TV game shows, exploring audience theory and how people and places are represented by this particular genre of TV programming. 

Term five: Exam preparation.  Pre-production and preparation work based on the mock pre-release material. Students will conduct a case study on TV game shows and produce various promotional products.

Term six: Exam preparation and Exam.

 

Phase Three AS/A2 Level 3 (Year 12 and 13)

Term one: Introduction to Advanced Level Key Concepts - forms and conventions, audience, institution and representation.

Term two: Research and Responding to a Set Brief.

Term three: Producing a Media Text in Response to a Brief.  Planning and production of broadcasting and print media.

Term four: Application of audience theories to production pieces. Critical reflection.

Term five: Production of e-media.

Term six: Exam revision.

 

Phase Three Creative Media Production Level 3 (Year 12 and 13)

Term one: Introduction to advanced Adobe techniques and the Key Concepts (conventions, audience institution and representation).

Term two: Unit 2 Communication Skills. Reporting on and analysing the sales and distribution of media texts.

Term three: Unit 1 Pre Production Techniques. Planning, production and evaluation of lifestyle magazines.

Term four: Page layout and Design Media. Analysis of existing media texts to inform a linked production.

Term five: Unit 54 Digital Graphics for Print. Analyse and investigate the production and placement of Digital Graphics for print.

Term six: Production of Digital Graphics for print.

Exam board for GCSE, AS and A Level is AQA.

Specification Link http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/subjects/AQA-4810-W-SP-14.PDF

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