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Exam Board: AQA
This course consists of a controlled assessment (30%) and examinations (70%), both of which take place in their final year of study. GCSE Media Studies offers an extensive and meaningful coverage of media theory and practice with practical work which integrates theories and concepts across a broad range of media including television, film, internet and advertising. It gives pupils opportunities to learn about real media products and industries and impact on audiences and consumers.
Assessment: 70% examination, 30% controlled assessment.
Exam Board: AQA
An excellent choice for pupils wishing to continue their study of media from GCSE level, or for pupils who are interested in the subject and possibly pursuing a career in the media industry. The course is linear, which means that they will sit all exams and submit any controlled assessment at the end of the course in year 13. This will include a controlled assessment in which pupils will create a media product (30%) and two exams which will assess their knowledge and understanding of media audiences, industries, representation and close study products (70%).
During their final year of study, pupils will demonstrate their ability in the subject through assessment. They will be expected to use “close study products” that they were introduced to in year 10 and be able to independently analyse them through the key concepts they will have studied and developed throughout the course.
Extra support for coursework and revision sessions for all media students at GCSE will be available in Room D15 after school on Friday until 4pm.
Extra support for A-Level is available every day after school until 4pm
D15 is available to all media students to use every lunchtime.