A2 (H540) Course Outline

A2 Media Studies is a one year course. The full OCR specification can be viewed here.

The AS qualification in Media Studies forms 50% of the A2 qualification in Media Studies. Therefore, all the work you completed for the AS contributes towards your A2.

As with most of your subjects, you will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examination.

  • The coursework is worth 25% of the total A2 marks.
    • You will be required to compete one coursework unit, which will require a portfolio of work.
    • The coursework will take place throughout the year.
  • The examination is worth 25% of the total A2 marks.
    • You will take one exam with two sections.
    • The exam will take place at the end of Year 13.
    • You will do a mock exam in February of Year 13 to help prepare for this.
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