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Media Studies - GCSE at St James's C E High School

Course description

What does the course consist of? • learning how media products such as advertisements, movies, tv programmes and newspapers are made • studying and analysing the media you use every day • making your own magazines, newspapers, radio programmes or short films • using and developing your own talents, ideas and skills How will I be assessed? • Through coursework: 50% • Through one controlled assignment 50% with tiered level entry – 3 hour exam. Can anyone do this course? This course is best suited if you have good academic ability and creative flair, as there is a considerable amount of written work and analysis required. The full range of GCSE grades from A* to G is awarded.

Future opportunities

If you have a particular interest in media you can go on to follow A Level or GNVQ (General National Vocational Qualification) courses in Media Studies, Communication Studies, Theatre Studies or Performing Arts.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years