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The final assessment opportunity for this qualification (J526) will be summer 2018.
Our GCSE in Media Studies is being redeveloped for first teaching in September 2017. To find out more, visit our new qualification page below.
Due to changes in subject content we are also developing a new GCSE (9-1) in Film Studies for first teaching in September 2017. This will ensure that there is an exciting choice and extensive provision for learners in these subject areas.
The great thing about this qualification is it introduces learners to key concepts, and helps them develop insights into a wide range of media. It also allows them to apply their knowledge and skills in creative, practical ways.
This document gives an example of how the GCSE could be delivered over Years 10 and 11.
Representation of people, places and events in media texts is a key area at GCSE and beyond.This guide offers a range of teaching approaches for this concept which is tested at GCSE in Units B321 and B322.
Using real candidate answers from the June 2013 examination, this document provides insight and guidance into how the markscheme was applied.