GCSE (9-1) Media Studies
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This subject uses e-submission for the submission of candidate work to EDUQAS for moderated or assessed units/components. For more information and guidance on the process please visit the e-submission webpage.
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Latest News for GCSE Media Studies
Switch to Eduqas
Thinking of switching to Eduqas Media Studies? We are committed to working alongside teachers to further develop their skills, knowledge, and potential. Watch our Switcher Video for more information about our qualification, and how Eduqas can support you in teaching media studies.
Free digital resources
Watch our video to meet Sophie, an Eduqas Media Studies teacher, who has allowed us into her classroom to show us how she uses some of the Eduqas produced Media Studies resources.
Luther – Set Product Notification
Please be aware that there is a discrepancy between the version of Luther (Series 1, Episode 1 ) that can be found on Netflix and the version that can be found on the BBC DVD and BBC iPlayer. The version that can be found on Netflix has a scene missing from the set episode. The scene immediately follows the opening title sequence. It starts at 5 minutes and 19 seconds and lasts until 6 minutes and 46 seconds.
Please note: It is the BBC iPlayer and BBC DVD version that is the set text for this Component.
Component 3 NEA Coversheets
Please note that in light of the new GDPR requirements the Component 3 NEA coversheets have been updated. Please use the updated coversheets which are available under 'all course materials'.
Connect with teachers via our online networking map
The aim is to create an interactive map to support centres wishing to share experiences and ideas online and face-to-face. Sign up here
Summer 2019 Non-Exam Assessment Tasks
The Non-Examination Tasks for GCSE Media Studies for assessment in 2019 are now available on the Secure Website under Resources > Non-Exam Assessment Tasks. If you cannot see these menu options you will need to ask your exams officer for additional permissions.
Eduqas Media Studies Centre Map
Add your centre details to our Eduqas Media Studies centre map to network and share good practice with other centres taking Eduqas Media Studies in your area.
We have created a FAQs document to answer your subject queries
Eduqas GCSE Media Studies for teaching from 2017 – Change to Set Product for Component 2, Section A: Television
Owing to copyright issues, it has been necessary to change one of the set products for Component 2, Section A: Television, Option 2 – Sitcom.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has been removed and replaced with The IT Crowd, Season 4, Episode 2: The Final Countdown (2010). For full details, please see page 16 of the specification. All of the other set products, including the additional set product for Sitcom (Friends), remain unchanged and are as detailed in the specification. We apologises for any inconvenience caused by this change.
Training Courses for Teachers
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- GCSE Guidance for Teaching
- GCSE Component 1 Section A Set Products
- Online Exam Review
- Eduqas GCSE Component 3 NEA Briefs
- GCSE Glossary (Extract from Guidance for Teaching)
- GCSE Course Planner (Extract from Guidance for Teaching)
- GCSE Component 1 Set Products: Fact Sheets
- GCSE Component 1 Sections A & B: Newspapers
- GCSE Component 1, Section B: Media Industries
- GCSE Component 2 Section A: Sitcom
- GCSE Component 2 Section A: Crime Drama
- GCSE Component 2 Section B: Music
- BBC Sound Effects
- GCSE Advertising and Marketing (Legacy)
- GCSE Film Trailers and Posters (Legacy)
- GCSE Image Analysis and Exploring Media Texts (Legacy)
- GCSE Crime Drama (Legacy)
- GCSE Television and Online News (Legacy)
- Media Industries
- GCSE Frequently Asked Questions
All Course Materials
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6th Moving Image Awards Shortlist Announced
We are delighted to announce the shortlisted finalists of the sixth annual WJEC Eduqas Moving Image ...
Ask the Expert: Eduqas Media Studies (Live Twitter Q&A Session)
Date: 10th September 2019
Twitter account: @Eduqas_Media
Presenter: Hayley ...
Changes to our GCSE, AS and A level Media Studies Specifications
Due to the dynamic nature of the media and to ensure that the set products studied as part of our Media ...