Media Studies: Journalism
Students who have completed Media Studies: Journalism A or B or have completed a media based subject at Stage 1 will have an advantage but it is not essential.
Communication, Citizenship, Personal development, Work, Learning.
Media Studies: Journalism will focus on Documentaries & Written Journalism with students working independently to produce their products. Through Media Studies students will develop media literacy and production skills by observing media practices, interacting with and producing media based products. Students will be assessed against their knowledge and understanding of media texts, their ability to research and analyse, their production and evaluation skills. Students will spend time interacting with a media based product of their choice through the duration of this course.
Students will be assessed through a range of different tasks in a variety of differing modes (oral presentation, presentations to camera, written tasks, investigations and productions). In this subject, the topics of Documentaries & Written Journalism will be covered. This subject is designed for students who have a keen interest in Journalism and the study of the Media and have the ability to work both independently on large-scale productions. Students wishing to complete multiple media-based subjects will need to organise a meeting with the subject teacher to ascertain suitability.
Assessment Type 1:
Folio: Students will complete two explorations (1500 words in total for both, or 10 min oral or 10 min video report) and an interaction study (800 words or 5 min oral or 5 min video report).
Assessment Type 2:
Product: Students will individually create a Documentary and issues of the student magazine (5 min video or 2 min animated video or radio production of 5 mins).
Assessment Type 3:
External Assessment: Independent Investigation: report or multimedia format 2,000 words written or oral/multimodal presentation en the subject of public debate or coverage within the past 12 months.
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