GCSE Media Studies (Eduqas exam board 3680QS)

Media Studies is a KS4 subject only, following the specifications and syllabus set by the Eduqas exam board (3680QS) over two years at Little Ilford School. 

Taught by

Mr S Ravendran

CTL Media

Curriculum content & aims

The media plays a central role in contemporary society and culture.  They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, viewpoints and messages they offer.  In addition, they importantly provide us with ways to communicate, with forms of cultural expression and enable us to participate in key aspects of society.  The economic importance of the media is also unquestionable.  The media industries employ large numbers of people worldwide and operate as commercial industries globally. The global nature of contemporary media, coupled with ongoing technological developments and more opportunities to interact with the media, suggests that their centrality in contemporary life can only increase.

Details of studies per year

We study the following topics over two years:

  • Advertising & marketing (Yr10 Autumn)
  • Film (Yr10 Autumn)
  • TV Drama (Yr10 Spring)
  • Music Videos (Yr10 Spring)
  • Magazines (Yr10 Summer)
  • NEA (Yr10 Summer)
  • Radio (Yr11 Aut)
  • Newspapers (Yr11 Aut)
  • Video games (Yr11 Spring)

How are they assessed?

70% exam 30% NEA

Home learning (frequency and expectations)

Homework is set fortnightly using Google classroom and erevision.  Parents can monitor the progress of students using the Media Studies website.  Students who do not complete classwork or homework are encouraged to remain after lessons to complete work. After School intervention sessions are held on Fridays and online intervention is currently running on Mondays from 6-7pm.

How parents/carers can support their child

 Possible careers

  • Media planner
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
  • Public relations officer
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Social media manager
  • Television/film/video producer

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Editorial
  • Event organiser
  • Information officer
  • Magazine journalist
  • Market researcher
  • Writer 

Here are some links to useful websites related to Media:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/ztnygk7

https://media.edusites.co.uk/category/c/wjec-gcse-media-studies/ 

How parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum/syllabus you are following.

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/media-studies/r-media-studies-gcse-2017

 

Name of person in the Media department who parents can contact if they need more information about your syllabus.

Mr Suresh Ravendran

 

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