Media GCSE Level 2

Media GCSE Level 2

Media GCSE Level 2

(Critical and Contextual Studies)

Course outline:

Photography and Media has a profound impact on the way we live our lives. This course will encourage you to explore different forms and processes and communicate using a variety of traditional and modern techniques to produce creative photography and media outcomes. By the end of the course you will be able to explore, understand and apply visual language and terminology to a variety of tasks.

Course Structure:

GCSE Media:
Critical and Contextual Studies
Coursework Portfolio
Introduction to short film making, poster design and infographics
Analytical skills and written commentary of media
Use of digital sketchbook to record creative ideas

Unit 2 – Controlled Assignments
Final major project responding to set titles – 10 hour exam

Key Facts:

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    Examination Board


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    One year

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    • Five GCSEs at Grade 2 or above
    • If you have not yet gained Grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths, this will form part of your programme

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    • All students have access to our enrichment programme
    • Visits to London and other local galleries to see art, media, photography and cultural interests

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    Skills developed:

    • Using media, graphical and photographic techniques and process
    • Traditional and digital recording and manipulation of imagery

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    • A Level Photography, Media Studies and Film Studies

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    Assessment summary:

    Units are assessed through portfolio and Externally Set Task

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