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GCSE Media Studies

GCSE Media Studies is designed to widen the intellectual horizons of the learner through the analysis of a wide range of media forms and contexts. It will enable students to develop a wider understanding and appreciation of the media in both an historical and contemporary context. The course is straightforward, engaging and contemporary.

What does the course include?

We follow the OCR GCSE course for Media Studies.

The course is linear with the final examinations to be taken at the end of two years. There is one controlled assessment or coursework element. Formative assessments will also be built into our curriculum design to enable us to monitor student progress, and there will be mock examinations to help support students.

 The course should enable students to:

  • Explore how media products follow generic conventions
  • Use media language
  • Represent events, issues, places, individuals and social groups
  • Address audiences
  • Reflect current industrial context
  • Apply the theoretical framework and theoretical perspectives to three in-depth studies
  • Create media products through applying knowledge and understanding of media language and representation
  • Express and communicate meaning to an intended audience

 How will you be assessed?

  1. Textual analysis (01) 70 marks 1hr 45 minutes (including 30 minutes viewing time) written paper - 35% of total
  2. Exploring media (02) 70 marks 1hr 15 minutes written paper - 35% of total
  3. Creating media (03/04) 60 marks Non-exam assessment (NEA) - 30% of total

Progression Opportunities

Many students go on to study Media Studies, English Language or English Literature at A level.