GCSE Media is an excellent opportunity to investigate and learn about all the many forms of entertainment and advertising that nearly all of us enjoy on a daily basis. In GCSE Media, students study film, television, magazine and billboard advertising, as well as social media to look at how they deliver their different products and how they have become such powerful means of communication in all societies and cultures. Students will also look at the development of Media texts over time and how they have been used to communicate certain beliefs of the day. An example of this would be the depiction of women in advertising from 1930 to the present day. Students also have the opportunity to create their own media texts, using either print or moving image. Choices for this are music videos, a short television show, three linked magazine advertisements or an opening to their own video game.
There are two papers:
This course is worth a full GCSE with grades from 1-9. Grade 9 is the top grade.
AQA Media Studies student’s book.
It is useful to consume as wide a range of age appropriate media texts as possible, an opportunity that many students greatly enjoy!
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