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Media Studies and Film Studies

The media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, ideas and points of view they offer. The media have real relevance and importance in our lives today, providing us with ways to communicate, with forms of cultural expression and the ability to participate in key aspects of society. The economic importance of the media is also unquestionable. The media industries employ large numbers of people worldwide and generate significant global profit. The globalised nature of the contemporary media, ongoing technological developments and more opportunities to interact with the media suggest their centrality in contemporary life can only increase.

The Eduqas specification offers learners the opportunity to develop a thorough and in depth understanding of these key issues, using a comprehensive theoretical framework and a variety of advanced theoretical approaches and theories to support critical exploration and reflection, analysis and debate. The study of a wide range of rich and stimulating media products is central to the specification, offering opportunities for detailed analysis of how the media communicate meanings in a variety of forms.

Course Title Qualifications Obtainable Awarding Body
Key Stage 4 Courses
Film Studies AS Level OCR
Key Stage 5 Courses
Media Studies A Level EDUQAS/WJEC


Year 11 (Film Studies Only)
Curriculum Content: You will study the films E.T The Extra Terrestrial, Moonrise Kingdom, Ida, Room Vertigo and complete coursework – a screenplay and a storyboard for a British film sequence.
Year 12
Curriculum Content: Component One: Theoretical Framework – Media Forms – -Media language, Genre and Narrative

-Ideology and Values,



-Media Industries

Newspaper Industry, Advertising and Marketing, Film Industry, Music Video, Magazines, Television.

You will also complete your coursework – Component Three (Published March 1st 2018)

Year 13
Curriculum Content: Continuation of Component Three – Coursework

Component Two – Social media, Radio, Video Games and Exam Prep.