You will study examples of advertisements, television programmes, social media, newspaper front pages, magazine covers and films. You will consolidate your knowledge and understanding through group discussion, debate, essay-writing, presentations, survey work, planning and making products. There is a 50/50 split between coursework and exam-based assessment.
It is important to be well-informed about a wide range of media and to have opinions about current affairs and the way events are being reported. Above all, you will come to appreciate that all media communications contain some element of bias and that they make certain assumptions about the world that we might or might not agree with.