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GCSE (9-1) Media Studies

Why choose WJEC Eduqas?

A choice of options for production
A choice of options for the set products/texts
Direct access to Subject specialists
Topics and products/texts chosen to appeal to GCSE students
Creative work which is central to the course

Uniform design across GCSE, AS and A level to allow for coherent progression
Flexibility for teachers to choose relevant and appropriate texts/products
Unlimited access to free resources
Face-to-face CPD training courses
Support from our Regional Representatives


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.

Why switch to Eduqas for GCSE Media Studies?

Compare and contrast our GCSE Specification with the other major examination boards and find out why Eduqas is the best choice for your student

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LLatest News for GCSE Media Studies

Network Meetings

Connect with other Media Studies teachers to share ideas, resources and good practice. Free network meetings are taking place across England, run by teachers, for teachers. Sign up to a meeting today.

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.

Connect with Teachers Via Our Online Networking Map

Add your centre details to our Eduqas Media Studies centre map. The map is designed to support centres wishing to share experiences and ideas online and face to face.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have created an extensive FAQs document to answer your subject queries.

Coversheet Guidance

We’ve created a Coversheet Guidance Document to help you to guide your learners in how to complete the coversheet.

Summer 2020 NEA Tasks

The Non-Examination Tasks for GCSE Media Studies for assessment in 2020 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.

Set Product Notification - Luther

Please be aware that there is a discrepancy between the version of Luther 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 (S1E1). 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 product for this Component.

Other Levels AS/A level
Examiners' Reports
Eduqas GCSE Media Studies Examiners' Report Summer 2019
2019 Summer Examination - Summary Report GCSE Media Studies

Our GCSE (9-1) Media Studies specification has been accredited by Ofqual. The specification is available to teach in schools and colleges in England from September 2017.

The sample assessment materials include exemplar question papers and mark schemes.

Training Courses for Teachers

Our 2019 / 2020 CPD programme is now live.

Book your place on one of our teacher training courses to learn more about the specification and sample assessment materials including assessment objectives, examination structure and other key areas.

Courses are available all over the UK as well as online.

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All Course Materials

We offer a range of materials to support the teaching and learning of this qualification.

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