Media Studies

Media Studies is an option at Key Stage 4. 

Eduqas GCSE Media studies – (GCSE 9-10)

The media play a central role in contemporary society and culture. The media have real relevance and importance in our lives today, providing us with ways to communicate, with forms of cultural expression and the ability to participate in key aspects of society. The course offers learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of these key issues and the ability to debate important questions about the media. The specification focuses predominantly on the contemporary media, this is contextualised and enhanced through the exploration of significant products from different historical periods.

At the end of the qualification there are two examinations, based on what has been learnt in lessons.

Component 1 – Exploring the Media Written examination:

1 hour 30 minutes 40% of qualification 80 marks

This component provides a foundation for analysing media products such as print advertising, film posters, magazines, newspapers, radio and gaming

Computational thinking, code tracing, problem-solving, programming concepts including the design of effective algorithms and the designing, writing, testing and refining of code.

Component 2 – Understanding Media Forms and Products Written examination:

1 hour 30 minutes 30% of qualification 60 marks

This component focuses on TV including crime drama, and music videos including online media.