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Media Studies GCSE at Hampstead School

Course description

The purpose of GCSE Media Studies is to allow students to:

Develop investigative, critical thinking and decision-making skills through consideration of issues that are important, real and relevant to students and to the world in which they live. The purpose is further to develop appreciation and critical understanding of the media and its role in their daily lives while also to develop their practical and creative skills.

Course content

Level 2 GCSE (Year 12)

  1. Portfolio in Media 40% (coursework) Research, Planning, Production, Evaluation: Film Genre
  2. Textual Investigation 1: Genre 10% (coursework)
  3. Textual Investigation 2: Representation: Gender 10% (coursework)
  4. Thinking About The Media: Investigating and Planning 40% (exam) Advertising and Marketing: Television and Print

Entry requirements

To be inquisitive of the wider media. This could include such media platforms as the internet, film, music, advertising, television.

You will need to have at least 4 GCSEs D grade or above.

Future opportunities

Studying GCSE Media Studies begins to prepare you for a broad range of career options and further study options at A level and beyond to further study at university level or specialist schools. Career options include media industries such as music, film and television, advertising, marketing and graphic design.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hampstead School directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2017
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