Key Stage 5

MEDIA STUDIES
OCR H140 and H540    

THE AS and A2 LEVEL PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

AS LEVEL

  • Unit 1 - Foundation Portfolio in Media
    Students produce two paired media artefacts. For example, for one artefact students could produce the titles and opening sequence of a new fiction film together with a preliminary exercise, filming a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down opposite another character with whom they have a conversation.
  • Key Media Concepts (TV Drama) (examination)
    Section A: an ‘unseen’ moving image extract with one compulsory question dealing with the technical conventions of moving image language and ideology


    Section B: one compulsory question based on a case study of the British film industry.

A2 LEVEL

  • Advanced Portfolio in Media
    Students produce main and ancillary texts such as a short film in its entirety together with a poster for the film and a film magazine review page featuring the film
  • Critical Perspectives in Media (examination)
    Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production. Students are required to evaluate their practical skills, creativity and their theoretical knowledge and how they have evolved from the beginning of the course).

    Section B: Contemporary Media Issues. Students study contemporary media regulation in at least two media.