Our Media specifications achieve many things. Primarily, they build on students' ability to formulate their own responses to the range of media, old and new, that saturates modern life. Students are also encouraged to develop their opinions on how the media represents the world.
Variety in the specifications help students stay engaged, with a range of abilities developed in the topics including research, problem solving and creative skills. They also build debating skills through addressing contemporary issues. A choice of practical activities means that teachers can select according to their personal expertise, students' interests, or based on the equipment available at the school or college.
GCSE Media Studies enables students to critically evaluate texts and prepares them well for A-level study in any discipline. A-level Media Studies offers a smooth progression from GCSE Media Studies, extending students' practical skills in the medium they work in, building their ability to research independently, and deepening their appreciation and understanding of the role media plays in day to day life.
The Royal Television Society (RTS) offers a Television Production and Broadcast Journalism bursary scheme each year to undergraduates from lower income backgrounds intending to pursue a career in television. Applications for the 2016 scheme open on 1 February and close on 8 June 2016.
Media Studies teaching resources, created by teachers for teachers; available at Teachit.
Examined from 2014
Examined from 2015