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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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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