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Media Studies Level 3 CTEC (A Level equivalent)
Mr S Johnson
About the subject
Media and Film Careers
The Creative Industries now contribute £80 billion to the UK economy annually and represent 5% of the UK economy. The Creative Industries sector is growing four times faster than any other sector of the UK economy. The sector is predicted to grow by 20% by 2022. 72% of people who work in the Creative Industries are graduates. Over 50% have creative or media related degrees and this figure is increasing each year. Media and film graduates have one of the highest employment rates of any degree course. The sector is growing so quickly that there is a growing skills crisis so employment opportunities are expanding compared with most other graduate professions.
Media and Film at Robert Clack
A Level Media Studies has been taught at Robert Clack School since 1998. The subject has achieved outstanding success with a 100% pass rate at A Level. Media Studies is a mixture of academic study and practical skills.
The A Level Film Studies course at Robert Clack has been rated as amongst the top 1% of schools in the country.
Last year Robert Clack Media students worked with the Ford Motor Company to plan, film and produce their new Health and Safety film at the Dagenham plant.
In 2015 90% of BTEC Creative Media Production students at Robert Clack achieved either a Distinction or Distinction* - the highest grades
Every year many Media students are inspired to continue their studies at University.
Year 12 Overview (Spec)
Assessed by coursework
50% of AS Level
Two pieces of coursework:
Preliminary exercise – short filmed sequence demonstrating basic understanding of film language
The titles and opening of a new fiction film in the thriller genre
The coursework to be accompanied by a blog demonstrating:
Key Media Concepts
50% of AS Level
Textual Analysis and Representation
Unseen extract of a television drama programme
Institutions and Audiences
A case study of the British and US film industries
Looking at films such as Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Avatar, Dreams of a Life, The Dark Knight, Shifty, Prometheus, Monsters, Star Trek and Looking for Eric
Year 13 Overview (Spec)
A2 Critical Perspectives in
50% of A2
Task: To produce a promotion package for the release of an album to include:
A music promo video
A DVD ‘Digipak’
A magazine advertisement for the DVD of the video
A2 Critical Perspectives in Media
Select one of the coursework productions and analyse it in terms of narrative or audience or media language
Contemporary Media Issues
Focus on Film, Television and News (Scott Pilgrim, The Simpsons, Reality Television)
Exam board used for A Level or BTEC
OCR H140 and H540
Link to the specification from the exam board