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Media Studies GCSE at Firth Park Academy

Course content

Work in lessons will include such areas as how the music industry works and the star system, why TV soap operas are so popular, why magazines appeal to some people and not others, how the film and cinema industry works and many other topics.

You will be expected to plan and produce your work carefully, work in groups as well as individually, and you may have the chance to learn new skills using computers, sound and video equipment.

You will also be expected to work independently and stick to deadlines for handing in coursework

Entry requirements

You need an interest in films and the cinema, magazines, newspapers, pop music, television and radio. You should also be keen to find out how they are funded and organised.


Your final grade will consist of 50% coursework and 50% examination. The examination will take place in June of year 11 and will probably include watching a video and analysing its content. (This examination has a higher and a foundation tier).

Coursework will consist of 3 units of work : Pre-Production, Production and Textual Analysis.

Where possible you will be able to take up practical projects such as photography and film making and make visits to places related to your coursework

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2016

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