GCSE Media Studies (EDUQAS)

This is a KS4 subject only.  We also deliver Year 7 and Year 8 Careers School which covers some of the skills and content from GCSE level.

Taught by

Mr S Ravendran CTL Media
Mr J Laine Teacher of Media & English

Curriculum content & aims

The media play a central role in contemporary society and culture.  They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, viewpoints and messages they offer.  In addition, they importantly provide us with ways to communicate, with forms of cultural expression and enable us to participate in key aspects of society.  The economic importance of the media is also unquestionable.  The media industries employ large numbers of people worldwide and operate as commercial industries on a global scale. The global nature of the contemporary media, coupled with ongoing technological developments and more opportunities to interact with the media, suggest that their centrality in contemporary life can only increase.

Details of studies per year

We study the following topics over three years:

  • Television
  • Film
  • Radio
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Video games
  • Music Videos

How are they assessed

70% exam 30% coursework

Home learning (frequency and expectations)

Fortnightly using Google classroom and erevision.  Parents can monitor the progress of students using the Media Studies website.  Students who do not complete classwork or homework are encouraged to remain after lesson to complete work. 

How parents/carers can support their child

Use the Media Studies Website which contains all the content for the curriculum.  Students can access using the RM Unify tile.  https://sites.google.com/littleilford.org/mediastudiesexamrevision/home

Use Showmyhomework to monitor completion of homework

Read newspaper(s)/watch news with your child

Use www.canva.com and https://www.photopea.com/


Possible careers

  • Media planner
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
  • Public relations officer
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Social media manager
  • Television/film/video producer

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Editorial
  • Event organiser
  • Information officer
  • Magazine journalist
  • Market researcher
  • Writer


Here are some links to useful websites related to Media:




How parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum/syllabus you are following.



Name of person in the Media department who parents can contact if they need more information about your syllabus.

Mr Suresh Ravendran

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