Media Studies

GCSE Media Studies involves the study of a range of Media topics.


60% of the qualification is practical or research based. Students research and produce a range of products across three media platforms. A typical portfolio includes:


  • Draft pages for a print or web based magazine.
  • Promotional Material for a new media product, including storyboards for a trailer, and sample pages for a website.
  • A complete front page and content page for a magazine, or three adverts from a new campaign.


40% of the qualification is pre-release exam material. The topic for 2017 is TV Game Shows.


  • Term 1. Media theory and studying texts
  • Term 2. Film and print media
  • Term 3. Preparing for controlled assessment
  • Term 4. Media production
  • Term 5. Revision and exam preparation

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