Meet the Media Team...
Mr K Dettman
Mr M Bakewell
Why Media? Media contributes £8 million an hour to the UK’s economy.” (Source: gov.uk)
GCSE Media will allow you to:
Get involved in an industry that is the UK’s highest grossing export.
Enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of the Media and its ever-growing role in your daily life.
Help you to develop critical understanding of the Media through engagement with media products / concepts and through the creative application of production skills.
Encourage you to explore production processes, technologies and other media texts.
AQA Exam Board:
AQA Media involves extensive and meaningful coverage of media theory and practice.
Practical work which integrates theories and concepts.
A choice of assignments for production and pre-production.
The chance to study across a range of different media.
Opportunities to learn about real media products and industries.
Opportunities for progression, especially to A Level Media Studies.
At Dartmouth our Course covers:
Unit 1: Investigating the Media: Written Paper: 1 hour 30 mins – 60 marks – 40% GCSE
Unit 2: Understanding the Media: Controlled Assessment taken from banks of set assignments
Three Assignments: Introductory assignment (Web-based Media); Cross-media assignment (Film Promotion); Practical Production and Evaluation (Creating a Magazine).90 marks – 60% GCSE
The course naturally involves a comprehensive understanding of contemporary Media, involving:
Print and Electronic Publishing – including newspapers, comics, magazines etc.
Moving Image: Television – including genre study, franchises, scheduling etc. Film, covering features, shorts, trailers, production, distribution and exhibition as well as genre study. Video – including promotional, training and corporate.
Radio – including commercial, network, public broadcasting, community etc.
Web-based Technologies / New Media – including Internet, web design, social networking, weblogs, video logs, podcasts, gaming etc.