GCSE Media Studies

  • Teaching from: September 2017
  • Exams from: June 2019
  • Specification code: 8572
  • QAN code: 603/2105/2

Our GCSE Media Studies offers you and your students an interactive and engaging course that aims to broaden students’ minds. You’ll cover all aspects of media including language, representations, industries and audiences, giving students both an overall and in-depth understanding of how media represents the world.

Our new topics offer a broad overview of the subject as well as a more detailed study of relevant and contemporary content. To support your teaching, we’ve designed a clear and straightforward specification and a range of resources.

Specification

Specification at a glance

Past papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources

Plan

1

Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

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Teach

19

Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

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Assess

15

Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

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Key dates

  • 1 March 2020GCSE Media Studies preliminary materials issued 1 March 2020. Available on Secure Key Materials on aqa.org.uk (8572/C)
  • 7 May 2020 Non-exam assessment deadline for GCSE Media Studies (8572/C)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines
  • 5 June 2020 Exam for GCSE Media Studies Paper 1 (8572/1)
    Series: June 2020
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h 30m

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