Media Studies

GCSE

Reason for studying this subject

Media Studies GCSE is open to all students but it will be of particular interest to those who enjoy film, television, newspapers, magazines, e-media and journalism. The course is designed to help you to understand how these media products are constructed, how we use and understand them and the effects they can have upon our world.

What you will be studying?

During the course you will have the opportunity to study at least three different types of media. Your assignments will contain some theory but also some practical work and you will be encouraged to work both alone and within a group. You could be asked to analyse a series of websites before designing your own website.

You may be asked to examine different types of television programmes or films before thinking up an idea for a new television programme. You could even be asked to design an advertising campaign for a film having looked at other campaigns for current films. You will also have the chance to produce your own media project such as a magazine.

How you will be assessed?

The course is assessed through three pieces of coursework (60%) and an examination (40%).

Is it for me?

It is important to be keen, organised and determined if you choose to opt for Media Studies. You should enjoy using the media and try to keep up to date with what is happening in the media. If you think you have these qualities then you should find this course enjoyable and rewarding.

  • Level 2 only
  • Equivalent to 1 GCSE A* – G Grade
  • QCA Score A*= 58, C = 40, G = 16
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It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!

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*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.

Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.

Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/

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Don’t forget today is our Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair, from 4.30-7.00pm. It is open to all students/young people/parents from Dorset and Somerset, so come along and meet over 45 employers and universities to discuss career options!

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm