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
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:
This link to BBC GCSE Bitesize has a good section on studying newspapers