GCSE Media Studies

Component 1: Exploring the Media

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

40% of qualification


In Component 1n students will explore different Media print texts and examine how they speak to us. In this component, students will also explore the media industry and its background and are assessed in a 1.5 hour written exam.

Component 2: Understanding Media Forms and Products

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

30% of qualification


In component 2, students explore the television and Music videos and online media. This exam is also assessed in a 1.5 hour exam.

Component 3: Creating Media Products

Non-exam assessment

30% of qualification


Component 3 is where students have the opportunity to individually create a unique piece of Media using an exam brief set by the exam board. This component is assessed by the teacher and moderated by the exam board.

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