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Welcome to AS Media Studies!
First a present..… We will give you a course handbook and a note taking book. These will be kept in the class although from time to time you may need to take them home for homework and exam revision.
2 AS units to complete… Foundation Portfolio 25% May 11 coursework Key Media Concepts 25% May 11 exam You will learn how to: Deconstruct media texts Respond to creative briefs Use media software such as Photoshop Analyse representations Analyse the technical aspects of TV Drama production Undertake a close study of a specific media industry and the relationships between institutions, products and audiences 50%
…2 more units at A2 Advanced Portfolio 25% June 2010 coursework Critical Perspectives 25% June 2010 exam You will: Work in groups to create a film promotional campaign, establishing your OWN ideas Evaluate your production using media theory Independently research an area of media that YOU are interested in 50%
UMS Points Over the 2 year course your marks for each coursework assignment and exam become added together to give you a total point score. This is then converted to your final grade.
Skills to achieve success You will need to: Attend every lesson Complete all homework Take detailed notes in class Read around the topics covered both in your handbook and in lessons Add your own media texts to the examples we study in class Undertake lots of exam and essay practice
Year overview Teacher 1 – Technical aspects and representation within TV Drama (Sept – Dec) Main coursework production task (Jan – May) Teacher 2 – Representation within TV Drama (until half term) Preliminary production task (half term – Dec) Institutions and audiences (Jan – May) May – Both teachers to cover revision, exam skills, mock exams etc June – Study leave and exam July – A2 induction