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Why AQA Media Studies?

By studying the media, students can view, evaluate and analyse a variety of media products, and develop practical skills spanning a range of media forms.

We’ve worked with teachers and subject experts to ensure our GCSE, AS and A-level specifications are clear and detailed. They’re designed to support you in teaching thorough, relevant and engaging lessons.

They cover a wide range of topics so there’s something for everyone, plus a variety of planning and teaching resources. Our written assessments include a mixture of question styles to give all students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.

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Our team

"We’re confident that you’ll approve of our new specifications. We’ve spoken with teachers across the country and we understand your concerns about the changes. If you ever have any questions, our team are here to help."

Jessica Lober Newsome, Qualifications Manager

AQA understands how hectic it is to be a teacher and they really keep us up to date and show their awareness.
Juliette McGirr

Juliette McGirr,

Textbooks (print and digital)


We're collaborating closely with publishers to ensure that you have textbooks to support you and your students with the new GCSE, AS and A-level Media Studies specifications. Once the books have completed the AQA approval processes they will be badged ‘AQA approved’.

Media studies community

Media studies community

The media studies community offers a comprehensive range of free-of-charge resources to teachers and learners, both online and face-to-face.