GCSE MEDIA STUDIES
SUMMARY OF ASSESSMENT
Component 1: Exploring the Media 40% of final grade.
Written exam 1 hour and 30 minutes
Exploring Media Language and Representation and Exploring Media Industries and Audiences.
Students will examine print advertisements, film marketing (film posters), newspapers, radio and video games.
Component 2: Understanding Media Forms and Products 30% of final grade.
Written exam 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Section A students will study television shows such as Friends and The IT Crowd followed by Music Videos and Online Media.
Component 3: Creating A Media Product 30% of final grade.
Non-exam assessment completed in school. This could be a film poster and DVD, Magazine, TV sequence. Music Video or website.