A Level Media Studies 

OVERVIEW

Welcome to the home page for the Media Studies A Level course at Trinity Catholic High School (2019).

We use the OCR exam board.  It is a 2 year linear course (Course code - H409).

Students are assessed at the end of Year 13 in the following ways:

WRITTEN EXAM - Component 1

2 Hours 

35% of Overall Mark 

WRITTEN EXAM - Component 2

2 Hours

35% of Overall Mark 

COURSEWORK - Component 3

Internally assessed

30% of Overall Mark 

For a more detailed look at specific course content click here

To download the exam board specification click here.

For further details, visit the exam board website.

On the OCR A level Media Studies course you will study a wide variety of topics, films and skills on the following units:

Induction Unit
Component 1
1a - News
1b - Media Language and Representation
Component 2
2a - Media Industries and Audiences
2b - Long Form television Drama
Component 3
Introduction to Video Production
Production Coursework
 

2 Year Overview

Year 12

Term 1a - Induction Unit 
Term 1b - 1b - Media Language and Representation
Term 2a - 2a Media Industries and Audiences
Term 2b - Production skills/2b long form television
Term 3a - 2b long form television
Term 3b - revision + Mock/ coursework

year 13

Term 1a - Coursework 
Term 1b - Coursework/1a news
Term 2a - 1a News
Term 2b - Revision
Term 3a - Revision and Exams
Term 3b - N/A
 

Course Overview

The file on the left is a downloadable course overview.
Use it to help you track your progress through the course.