Media studies

Media Studies Key Stage 4

Course Name


GCSE Media Studies 9-1

Exam Board



Assessment Detail




  • Television and Promoting Media Exam Paper 35%
  • Music and News Exam Paper 35%
  • Creating Media (Controlled Assessment) 30%

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Subject Content 

Understanding and appreciation of the media, both historical and contemporary, and their role in society, culture and politics.

Students apply their academic knowledge in the creation of their own media production.



Skills Taught






  • Creating a Media Production
  • Filming
  • Editing
  • Photography
  • Design & Layout


Background/Extended Learning



Theoretical reading such as camera work, representations, media language, historical contexts.