The Edusites programme of study for A Level Media has been designed to provide a Core Unit for each term to help students develop the right level of knowledge and understanding of the key critical approaches and all the framework concepts of narrative, genre, representations, and spectatorship.
Our A Level Units begin at Unit 7 with a + so that there is clear progression if your institution also uses our GCSE Media Studies Units 1-6.
The four areas of this theoretical framework, are:
- Media Language: how the media through their forms, codes and conventions communicate meanings
- Representation: how the media portray events, issues, individuals and social groups
- Media Industries: how the media industries’ processes of production, distribution and circulation affect media forms and platforms
- Audiences: how media forms target, reach and address audiences, how audiences interpret and respond to them, and how members of audiences become producers themselves
Each Unit and section has the following materials for learning: