WJEC: A Level Media Studies
Media Studies is an exciting and dynamic subject which reflects the roles that newspapers, films, television, new media, advertising and the music industry play in society. .
Students can expect to learn how to analyse a wide range of media products and to create their own. The subject will appeal to creative and practical students, as well as those with an interest in the society in which they live.
The Department offers students a range of co-curricular activities. MUN TV broadcasts daily news bulletins, as well as entertainment programmes throughout the Royal Russell MUN Conference. Our students are responsible for the live production of Royal Russell Day and the marketing videos for the School, providing them with invaluable experience.
Meanings and Representations in the Media: Students develop their analytical skills as part of the Meanings and Representations in the Media component of the course. These skills enable students to understand the purpose of media texts and the ways in which they reflect the societies which produce them.
Media Forms and Products: This component of the course uses these analytical skills as the basis to explore in depth the behaviour of audiences and the way in which media industries operate. 30% of the course is assessed through a practical and creative project.
Cross-Media Production: This component will require students to learn Final Cut Pro and Photoshop in order to create their own film marketing or television based project.
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Looking Further Ahead
Every year, our pupils successfully apply to some of the best universities in the country. Those who continue studying Media progress to the most prestigious courses which feed the film, television and advertising industries.