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Media Studies


Media Studies is a popular one-year option subject available to be studied from Year 10.

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

Course Content

Media Studies Intent Statement

Media Studies Curriculum

GCSE 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 (Man Like Mobeen and Friends)

Section B: Music (music videos and online media)

Component 3: Creating Media Products - Fashion or Sports Magazine

Non-exam assessment

30% of qualification

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

Ways for parents to support learning


Please contact the Head of Media Studies, admin@egas.islington.sch.uk, if you would like more information about the course or would like to work with our enthusiastic young Media students.