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Media Studies

GCSE (9-1)

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Exam Board Qualifications
GCSE (9-1) Media Studies

The table below is a breakdown of the unit studied at GCSE and the format of the assessments

 

 Year 10

Year 11

 

 Units

 Assessments

 Units

 Assessment

 

 Autumn    

Introductory tour of the key concepts of audience, media language, institution and representation.

 

Assessing own Focus on pop promotional videos and websites focusing on Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams

Written & practical internal assignments

 
 

Learning set products in the print media examined unit: Pride & GQ magazines, Quality Street and This Girl can advertising campaigns, movie posters for The Man With The Golden Gun and Spectre

Written & practical internal assignments

Focus on radio drama – BBC’s The Archers and two contrasting newspapers – The Guardian and The Sun’s responses to immigration

Examination

 

 Spring   

TV crime drama – The Sweeney (1977) and Luther (2010) – a contrast and comparison

Written coursework assignment

Practising Print media and TV crime drama

Internal mock examination

 
 

Researching for the coursework

Various classwork assignments

Sitting Paper 1 examination on a depth topic

External examination

 

 Summer   

Producing a website using Wix to promote a new crime drama TV series

Written Internal assessment

N/A

N/A

 

   

Coursework assignment

 N/A

N/A

 * Please be aware that Media Studies does involve examining controversial and challenging issues which some students may find upsetting: if you are easily offended or upset this may not be the right subject to choose.