What will I learn?
As a GCSE Media Studies pupil, you will analyse how media products like TV programmes and music videos use images, sounds, language, and representations to create meaning. You will learn about the media industry and how the industry affects how media products are made. You will investigate media audiences, exploring who are the people who watch, read and consume the products, and consider how different people might be affected by media products differently, and why.
How will I be assessed?
Exploring the Media: Written examination – 1 hour 30mins (40%)
Understanding Media Forms and Products: Written examination – 1 hour 30mins (30%)
Creating Media Products: Non-exam assessment – Media Production (30%)
Are there any entry requirements?
An interest in consuming and analysing a range of media products is an important foundation to studying Media.
Where could it lead?
A Level study in Media, Film, English, Humanities and Social Sciences. Looking further ahead, over 100 universities offer courses in Media and Communications Studies in the UK. This could lead to careers in TV and film production, advertising, journalism, interactive media, digital marketing, technical production, special effects, web design and post-production.
What would complement this course?
Computer Science, Drama, Photography, Art and English Literature.
Do you have a question about this course? Email the Subject Leader