Director of IMedia
Mr J Kkounnous

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GCSE Media Studies


The OCR GCSE (9-1) in Media Studies offers a broad, coherent and rigorous course of study that has been created to ensure that all types of learners can fulfil their potential, preparing them to make informed decisions about further study and progression to AS Level and A Level.  The study of Media enables learners to develop a range of skills covering the analysis and creation of media products.

When analysing media learners will:

When creating media learners will:


Paper1:  Television and Promoting the Media (Section A: Television; Section B Promoting Media) – 35%

Paper 2:  Music and News (Section A: Music; Section B: The News) – 35%

Coursework: Production (Choose from a set brief and create a product using one of the following media forms: Magazines; Television; Music Video; Online) – 30%

Students will complete the OCR GCSE (9-1) examinations at the end of Year 11.  For their coursework, learners must work independently  to research, plan and produce one individual media production in response to an OCR set brief.  The NEA briefs will change every year and will require learners to create a production of a different style/genre that fulfils a different purpose.  The briefs will always specify the intended target audience for the production and will require learners to develop their production in line with the requirements of the specified audience.

Progression routes for GCSE Media Studies