We currently have two versions of the GCSE Media Studies specification available so please make sure you use the correct one. The most recent version of the specification has new set media products and applies to students who will be assessed from 2025 onwards.
For more information please read our update here.
Our GCSE in Media Studies helps students develop a wider understanding and appreciation of the media, both historical and contemporary, and their role in society, culture and politics. Students apply their academic knowledge in the creation of their own media production.
Specification code: J200
Qualification number: 603/2069/2
This qualification is available in English only
First teaching 2023, with first assessment 2025
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