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SYLLABUS
Cambridge International AS and A Level
Media Studies

9607
For examination in June and November 2015

Cambridge Advanced

Acknowledgement
This syllabus is an adaptation of OCR’s GCE Media Studies specification. We are grateful to OCR for permission to draw on their specification.

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Contents
1. Introduction .................................................................................................................... 2 1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5

Why choose Cambridge?
Why choose Cambridge International AS and A Level?
Why choose Cambridge International AS and A Level Media Studies? Cambridge AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) Diploma How can I find out more?

2. Teacher support.............................................................................................................. 6 2.1 Support materials
2.2 Resource lists
2.3 Training

3. Syllabus content at a glance ........................................................................................... 7 4. Assessment at a glance ................................................................................................. 8 5. Syllabus aims and assessment objectives ................................................................... 11 5.1 Syllabus aims

5.2 Assessment objectives
5.3 Relationship between assessment objectives and components

6. Description of components .......................................................................................... 13 6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4

Component 1: Foundation Portfolio
Component 2: Key Media Concepts
Component 3: Advanced Portfolio
Component 4: Critical Perspectives

7. Coursework assessment .............................................................................................. 23 7.1 The role of the teacher for components 1 and 3 (coursework) 7.2 Assessment criteria for components 1 and 3 (coursework)

7.3 Moderation procedures for coursework components

8. Other information ......................................................................................................... 32 9. Appendix....................................................................................................................... 33 9.1 Forms and guidance

Introduction

1.

Introduction

1.1 Why choose Cambridge?
Recognition
Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for learners aged 5 to 19. We are part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge, trusted for excellence in education. Our qualifications are recognised by the world’s universities and employers.

Cambridge International AS and A Levels are recognised around the world by schools, universities and employers. The qualifications are accepted as proof of academic ability for entry to universities worldwide, though some courses do require specific subjects.

Cambridge International A Levels typically take two years to complete and offer a flexible course of study that gives learners the freedom to select subjects that are right for them. Cambridge International AS Levels often represent the first half of an A Level course but may also be taken as a freestanding qualification. The content and difficulty of a Cambridge International AS Level examination is equivalent to the first half of a corresponding Cambridge International A Level. Cambridge AS Levels are accepted in all UK universities and carry half the weighting of an A Level....
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