Media Studies is a creative, ultra-modern and interactive GCSE subject. It analyses the everyday culture we all experience and is 100% relevant to the lives of its students. Media Studies helps us interpret and understand more clearly the many ideas and images we are subject to daily. It also prepares the student for the hugely popular range of related courses in further education and equips them with a range of valuable transferable skills for the rapidly growing Media influenced job market.
Y11 Students will sit the AQA GCSE Media exam under the 9-1 grading system.
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes – 35% of GCSE
Multiple choice questions assessing your wide-ranging knowledge of topics covered on the course.
Short answer questions and one extended response assessing in depth knowledge of studied topics and how the media impacts both personally and globally.
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes –35% of GCSE
Pupils will explore existing media products in such genres as: TV, gaming, film, internet, advertising, magazines, social media or music video. Multiple choice and short answer questions / extended response questions assessing in depth knowledge of all elements of the course studied.
THE NEA PROJECT
Creating your own media product. Applying knowledge and understanding and skills developed over the course and showing practical skills relating to the media genre of their choice. Pupils can choose to work in areas such as: TV, gaming, film, internet, advertising, magazines, social media or music video.
9 – 7 26.7%
9 – 4 83.3%
Mr N Belger – Curriculum Leader of English and Media
Mr C Abi-Aoun – English Teacher / Media Teacher
Curriculum Road Map