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Media Studies

Curriculum Intent

Media plays a central role in contemporary society and culture. Our Media Studies GCSE curriculum is designed to allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the role that the Media plays in society and the key issues that relate to the Media. We deliver a curriculum that inspires students to deconstruct and decode the world around them so that they can confidently debate and question the way that any type of Media shapes our world.

Curriculum Content

Year 10

Year 10 students study a range of media forms in terms of a theoretical framework which consists of media language, representation, media industries and audiences. Areas covered include: Advertising, marketing, film, video games, newspapers, magazines, television, music video, radio and on-line.

Year 11

Year 11 students create an individual media production for an intended audience in response to a choice of briefs. They also revise the products studied in Year 10.


GCSE Course Details




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Syllabus Details


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Assessment Details

Component One 40%

Component Two 30%

Both terminal exams sat at the end of YR11

Coursework Details

Component Three 30%

Recommended Course Books

WJEC/Eduqas GCSE Media Studies Revision Guide by Hayley Sheard


Suggested Websites

You Tube Mrs Fisher Media

Enrichment Opportunities

Visit to Media City

Links with Clarendon Sixth Form – Photo Shoot Day (Component Three)

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