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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.

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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 [2010]) 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.

FAQs document

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.

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.

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