GCSE Media Studies
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|GCSE (9-1) Media Studies|
The table below is a breakdown of the units studied at GCSE and the format of the assessments
Introductory tour of the key concepts of audience, media language, institution and representation.
|Assessing own Focus on pop promotional videos and websites focusing on Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams||Written & practical internal assignments|
Learning set products in the print media examined unit: Pride & GQ magazines, Quality Street and This Girl can advertising campaigns, movie posters for The Man With The Golden Gun and Spectre
|Written & practical internal assignments||Focus on radio drama – BBC’s The Archers and two contrasting newspapers – The Guardian and The Sun’s responses to immigration||Examination|
|Spring||TV crime drama – The Sweeney (1977) and Luther (2010) – a contrast and comparison||Written coursework assignment||Practising Print media and TV crime drama||Internal mock examination|
|Researching for the coursework||Various classwork assignments||Sitting Paper 1 examination on a depth topic||External examination|
|Summer||Producing a website using Wix to promote a new crime drama TV series||Written Internal assessment||N/A||N/A|
“Please be aware that Media Studies does involve examining controversial and challenging issues which some students may find upsetting: if you are easily offended or upset this may not be the right subject to choose.”