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Lead teacher - Miss V Yiannopoulos
Email -  vyi@ifieldcc.co.uk 
Qualification  - GCSE
Level - Grades 9 - 1
Lessons per fortnight - 5

* * * LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE * * * 

Course Outline

Component 1: Exploring the Media  Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 40% of qualification

Section A: Exploring Media Language and Representation This section assesses media language and representation in relation to two of the following print media forms: magazines, marketing (film posters), newspapers, or print advertisements.

 Section B: Exploring Media Industries and Audiences This section assesses two of the following media forms: film, newspapers, radio, video games.  

Component 2: Understanding Media Forms and Products Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 30% of qualification

This component assesses all areas of the theoretical framework and contexts of the media in relation to television and music. 

Section A: Television: One question on either media language or representation, which will be based on an extract from one of the set television programme episodes to be viewed in the examination (reference to relevant contexts may be required) One question on media industries, audiences or media contexts.

Section B: Music (music videos and online media) One question on either media language or representation (reference to relevant contexts may be required) One question on media industries, audiences or media contexts.

Component 3: Creating Media Products Non-exam assessment   30% of qualification

An individual media production for an intended audience in response to a choice of briefs set by WJEC/Eduqas, applying knowledge and understanding of media language and representation.

Exam Details

Component 1: Exploring the Media  Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 40% of qualification

Section A: One question assessing media language in relation to one set product (reference to relevant contexts may be required) and one two-part question assessing representation in relation to one set product and one unseen resource in the same media form.  Part (a) is based on media contexts. Part (b) requires comparison through an extended response. 

Section B: One stepped question on media industries and one stepped question on audiences.

Component 2: Understanding Media Forms and Products Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 30% of qualification

Please see the course outline (above) for further details. 

Career Progression

A good grade in GCSE Media Studies will allow you to follow a career path within the media industry. The next step towards this could be studying A level Media Studies. Additionally, your media GCSE could help get you get your foot in the door of the world’s most talked about industry.  

This course may be beneficial for anyone who is interested in the following career paths: journalism, film making/ editing, marketing/ advertising, web design/ interactive.

Subject Links

Performing Arts, Music, Theatre Studies, Drama, English Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Film Studies.

Further Requirements

An interest in any media form will greatly enhance a student’s enjoyment of this course.