Media Studies

Subject Info

In our modern world, we are constantly bombarded with a range of messages across numerous media platforms, often giving us many different competing messages. In Media Studies, we teach how these messages are constructed, for what purposes, and how we can deconstruct them. 

Media Studies covers a range of topics, looking in detail at the music industry, advertising, film, television, social media and radio in depth, giving students the opportunity to analyse existing media texts and design their own in a range of forms.  

Mrs N Murray - Head of Media Studies

GCSE Media Studies

We follow the Eduqas specification at GCSE. It is a two year course, with most of the Controlled Assessment completed in Year 11 and exams sat in Year 12. 

Media Topics

Component 1: Exploring the Media
This topic covers newspapers, advertising and marketing, magazines, radio, video games and film.

Component 2: Understanding Media Forms and Products
This topic covers TV (Crime Drama & Sitcom) and music industries.

Component 3: Creating Media Products
This topic gives students the opportunity to create a new print magazine.

Media Assessments

Component 1: Exploring the Media
Written exam – 1 hour 30 mins.  40% of qualification

Component 2: Understanding Media Forms and Products
Written exam – 1 hour 30 mins.  30% of qualification

Component 3: Creating Media Product
Controlled Assessment task – 30% of qualification