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Media Studies

AQA 4812 for Exam June 2017

Unit 1:

Investigating the Media

Written Paper.

1 hour 30 mins – 60 marks – 40%

External Assessment Based on pre-released topic with guidance. 

Unit 2:

Understanding the Media

Controlled Assessment taken from banks of set assignments.

90 marks – 60% 

Three Assignments:

  • Introductory assignment.

  • Cross-media assignment.

  • Practical Production and Evaluation. 

*From 2017 the AQA Media Studies course will change to the following format: 

Paper 1

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • 84 marks

  • 35% of GCSE

Paper 2

How it's assessed

  • Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • 84 marks

  • 35% of GCSE

Plus

Non-exam assessment: creating a media product

  • A choice of topics related to the over-arching (annually changing) theme

  • Assessed by teachers and moderated by AQA.

  • 30% of GCSE