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 “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.”
Jim Morrison

Media Studies

Media Studies is the study of media theory and texts. At Langley, our Media Studies course attracts an increasingly large number of students every year and is one of the most popular options at GCSE. This is due to the challenge and creativity it demands in an area of key importance for young people.

The course offers:

  • Extensive and meaningful coverage of media theory and practice
  • Practical work which integrates theories and concepts
  • The chance to study across a wide range of different media
  • Opportunities to learn about real media products and industries
  • Opportunities for progression post-16


Link to AQA Media Studies Specification

Media Studies

Course content:

  • Media One (examined – 35%)
  • Media Two (examined – 35%)
  • NEA (coursework – 30%)


Units covered:

advertising; His Dark Materials (TV); Dr Who (TV); music videos; newspapers, films, advertising and marketing campaigns

What texts do we use?

 In lessons, we use the AQA endorsed text book. 
 Click HERE for a link

 Also, AQA endorses this Revision Guide.
Click HERE for a link


The Course Offers:

Creative iMedia equips students with a wide range of knowledge and skills needed to work in the creative digital media sector. The qualifications will encourage independence, creativity and awareness of digital media.

Link to OCR specification:

What will the course look like?

You will study 2 mandatory units and choose 1 optional unit.

The two mandatory units are:

  • Unit R093: Creative iMedia in the media industry. This is assessed by taking an exam.
  • Unit R094: Visual identity and digital graphics This is assessed by completing a set assignment.

Then there is one optional unit which comes from a choice of five units. Each unit revolves around planning, creating and reviewing a particular product.

  • Unit R095: Characters and comics
  • Unit R096: Animation and audio
  • Unit R097: Interactive digital media
  • Unit R098: Visual imaging
  • Unit R099: Digital games


What texts do we use?