GCSE Media Studies is offered as a two unit GCSE. Pre-production and production skills are fully integrated into both the Controlled Assessments and the External Assessments.
The course uses four major concepts which form the basis of the subject content:
Written (40%): Unit 1 is a written exam and requires candidates to investigate a pre-released media topic and to undertake research and planning in order to respond to four tasks.
Practical (60%): Unit 2 comprises three controlled assessments which require candidates to build on their understanding of the media key concepts, over the two years.
Drama, Music, Art, Design and Technology, English, IT, History