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GCSE Media Studies

Postholders

Subject Team Leader: Mr Thorogood

Key information about subject:

This subject is only offered at Key Stage 4.

GCSE Media Studies is a complex subject which focuses heavily on how media products influence audiences and society as a whole. We also investigate how media industries make profit from creating a range of products/brands. Furthermore, we study how media has changed through history, with links to sociology and psychology.

Media texts studied include:

  • TV
  • Advertising
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Online media and video games
  • Music video
  • Radio

 

Useful websites (any websites which might be useful for staff or students)

General

https://www.bbc.com/education/subjects/ztnygk7

Yr10

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/media-studies/gcse/

Yr11

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/media-studies/gcse/media-studies-4810

 

Curriculum outline

Key Stage 4

Year group Content Assessment Examination board
Cohort of 2020 Yr10

Autumn Term

1.    Intro to the key concepts

2.    Advertising and marketing – brands

3.    Film advertising – James Bond case study

4.    Magazines

Spring Term

5.    TV – ‘Luther’ and ‘The Sweeney’

Summer Term

6.    Practical Production

 

7.    Video games – ‘Pokemon: Go’

 

Yr11

Autumn Term

1. Music video – Katy Perry and Bruno Mars

2. Online media – Katy Perry and Bruno Mars

3. Radio – ‘The Archers’

Spring and Summer Term

4. Revision for examinations – all topics

 

 

 

 

Exam style question

Unseen exam question

PPE1

PPE1

 

PPE2

 

Assessed as coursework

PPE2

 

 

 

 

PPE3

PPE3

PPE3

 

PPE4

 

Eduqas
 
Cohort of 2021 Yr11

Autumn Term

1.    Completion of NEA – practical production

2.    Newspapers – ‘The Times’ and ‘Daily Mirror

Spring Term

1.    Newspaper

2.    Film promotion – ‘Dr Strange’ and ‘I, Daniel Blake’

3.    Revision for exams

Summer Term

1.    Revision for exams

 

 

Coursework

 

PPE3

 

 

PPE4

PPE4

AQA
 

 

 

 

 

Potential future career pathways in subject area

  • Post-16 courses
  • A Level Media
  • A Level Film Studies
  • BTEC Creative Media (L1-3)

Careers

  • Journalism
  • Creative media
  • Broadcasting
  • Advertising industries
  • Marketing and events
  • Graphics and design industry