Hello and welcome to the Film & Media Department at Reigate College.
My name is Cris Mummery and I’m the Head of Department. There has never been a more important time to understand the media and how it affects our society, so I’m delighted you’ve chosen to study Media Studies A Level.
To help introduce you to the course programme, I’m setting some activities for you to complete over the coming months. These tasks will give you an insight into the skills and approach required at advanced level; they have been designed for you to complete independently from home and there’ll be the chance to discuss what you’ve learnt when you start the course in September.
All the tasks should be completed by Choices Day on 25 August.
The activities will be released here in three phases:
Explore your Subject – 4 May
Introduction to Media Studies
To introduce you to Media Studies
and to begin your preparation for the A Level Course, please work on the
following three activities:
Use the following website to
read and make notes on the key concepts in Media Studies.
Watch the following video about
changes in journalism and make notes on the impact new technology and social
media is having upon news journalism.
You should complete
this section of tasks by 1 June.
Get Going – 1 June
Having completed the first set of
activities, you should now consider how you can develop your knowledge,
understanding and skills further.
You should complete this section of tasks by 1 July.
Using the following video, create an ‘aide memoire’ (a list or set of notes) about key camera techniques:
2. Analyse this music video and make notes on how media language is used to convey meaning:
3. Keep a diary of what media products you consume and how over a weekend.
Aim High – 1 July
From 1 July
Once you’ve taken part in the College’s first ever Virtual Introductory Day on 30 June, you will be asked to complete a more formal Aim High task (posted here) that it is mandatory for all new students to complete before Choices Day on 25 August.