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Media Studies

Overview

Media Studies is a popular one-year option subject available to be studied from Year 9. The subject is new this year and we are looking forward to our first set of results in summer 2019.

The course looks critically at media products, both contemporary and historical, and asks students to consider the ways in which these products communicate meaning to their audiences. Students also get the opportunity to make their own media product as part of the course.

We follow the new Eduqas Media Studies GCSE 1-9 curriculum.

You can find a copy of the specification here.

Qualification Accreditation Number: 603/1115/0

 

Assessment components:

Two exams taken at the end of the course and one piece of creative coursework.

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

Section A: Exploring Media Language and Representation (Set Products)

Section B: Exploring Media Industries and Audiences (Set Products)

 

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

Section A: Television (The IT Crowd and Friends)

Section B: Music (music videos and online media)

 

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, applying knowledge and understanding of media language and representation.

Please contact adam.hughes@egas.islington.sch.uk if you would like more information about the course or would like to work with our enthusiastic young Media students.