Years 10 &11

Media Studies





Parent / Carer Support

Component 1 – Exploring the Media (35%)




Component 2- Understanding Media Forms and Products (35%)


Component 3- creating Media products (30%)

Magazines: Pride and GQ

Newspapers: The Gun and The Guardian

Advertising: This Girl Can and Quality Street

Film Marketing:
The Man with the Golden Gun and Spectre

Video Games: Pokemon Go

Radio: The Archers

Television: The Sweeney and Luther

Music Video and Online Media: Duran Duran, Taylor Swift and Pharrell Williams

Students will complete Non-Examination Assessments based on a brief. This could include magazines, film or online. Students are expected to research, plan and design a media texts and create their own, using design software Photoshop and InDesign. This is completed within 12 weeks.

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Students will be asked to take their own photos, using digital cameras.


Additional support will be provided after school or during lunchtimes.

Discuss set texts with students and provide exposure to media texts such as newspapers and magazines to support a large comparison question, if possible.


Encourage to listen to radio platforms and podcasts.

This will also support research into the coursework briefs later in the course.




Discuss set texts with students and provide exposure to media texts based on the crime genre, if possible.

Exam Board: EDUQAS

Additional study support
This link to BBC GCSE Bitesize has a good section on studying newspapers

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The Kimberley School

Newdigate St | Kimberley | Nottinghamshire | NG16 2NJ

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