GCSE Media Studies

Module Texts Studied Skills Start End Homework Parental Support
Component 1 – Exploring the Media (35%) Magazines: Pride and GQ

Newspapers: The Gun and The Guardian

Advertising: This Girl Can and Quality Street

Film Marketing:
The Man with the Golden Gun and Spectre

Video Games: Pokemon Go

Radio: The Archers

Media terminology and inference Sep 2018 July 2019 Set on Show My Homework


Discuss set texts with students and provide exposure to media texts such as newspapers and magazines to support a large comparison question, if possible.

Encourage to listen to radio platforms and podcasts.

This will also support research into the coursework briefs later in the course.

Component 2- Understanding Media Forms and Products


Television: The Sweeney and Luther

Music Video and Online Media: Duran Duran, Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams

Sep 2019 June 2019 Discuss set texts with students and provide exposure to media texts based on the crime genre, if possible.
Component 3- creating Media products (30%) Students will complete Non-Examination Assessments based on a brief. This could include magazines, film or online. Students are expected to research, plan and design a media texts and create their own, using design software Photoshop and InDesign. This is completed within 12 weeks. Nov 2019 Jan 2020 Students will be asked to take their own photos, using digital cameras.

Additional support will be provided after school or during lunchtimes.


Exam Board: EDUQAS


Other ways in which parents/carers can help:


●  http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zps4qty/revision
This link to BBC GCSE Bitesize has a good section on studying newspapers