This follows the final AS Media exam on Thursday 18 May and applies between 18-26 May. Instead, we want you to start reading and researching the key exam topic for Year 13: new and digital media. Consider the following questions:
- How has new technology changed different aspects of the media? (E.g. news, television, film etc.)
- Have any major media industries or institutions suffered or gone out of business as a result of digital media?
- Has new technology or digital media influenced other aspects of society - politics, education, community relations, protest movements, globalisation?
- Has social media changed the way people behave and interact with the world?
- Has technology allowed people to explore or promote their own individual identity - particularly minority groups?
We will be exploring some of these issues after half-term as we begin Year 13 - which includes starting Year 13 coursework.
As a prospective Year 13 student, it is absolutely essential you are reading and engaging with the wider media using resources such as Media Guardian or the links on our blog Twitter account. You should also be reading Media Magazine regularly - the latest issue is MM60 and looks at punk, surveillance movies, online trolling, transgender issues and the distribution of Marvel movies.
Attendance at ALL lessons after half-term is compulsory and required in order to study Media in Year 13. Your Year 12 Media lessons will continue right up until the final day for Year 12 on Friday 14 July.
Congratulations on finishing AS Media - you've produced some phenomenal work this year and we look forward to starting Year 13 after half-term!