There are changes to this qualification based on the outcomes of the Ofqual consultation on NEA arrangements for summer 2022. The changes are designed to reduce the pressure on teachers and students in the 2021/22 academic year, and to safeguard against ongoing public health concerns. Please read this information alongside the specification.
Ofqual have confirmed that candidates taking GCSE Media Studies in summer 2022 can submit prototypes or mock-ups, with supporting evidence as necessary if they have not been able to produce a finished product for their NEA production
The limits on the use of found materials stated in the NEA briefs apply to any prototypes/mock-ups. Additional non-original material may be used in any supporting evidence submitted by the student. A Statement of Intent must be included in the submission.
Candidates may submit prototypes in response to the set brief along with supporting evidence as set out below.
Supporting evidence may include: draft copy, draft layouts, original/non-original images, annotated drawings/sketches, a pitch, sample font styles/colour schemes.
Supporting evidence may include: scripts, shot lists, annotated storyboards, original/non-original photographs, annotated drawings/sketches, a pitch, casting considerations, location reports.
OCR’s team of expert subject advisors has created videos, webinars, and other resources to guide you through these changes and help you prepare your students for their exams in summer 2022.
You can contact us by email email@example.com, Twitter @OCR_Media_Film or call on 01223 553998.