Soham Village College

GCSE Media Studies

GCSE Media Studies

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Exam Board Qualification Specification
AQA Exam Board - GCSE Media Studies (4810) GCSE Media Studies 4810

 The table below is a breakdown of the units studied at GCSE and the format of the assessments

   Year 10 (AQA 4810)

Year 11




How TV audiences are appealed to using camera and sound techniques Coursework assignment Assessing own filmed group work, evaluating effectiveness Written coursework assignment
How advertising is used across different media, focusing on mobile video games (Monument Valley/Pokemon Go) Written coursework assignment Introducing examination topic (2017 – TV quiz shows, 2018 – TV serials Examination
Spring    Cross media advertising Written coursework assignment Practising practical element of paper Internal examination
Media Theories Various classwork assignments Sitting Paper 1 examination on a depth topic External examination
Summer    History of pop promo videos Written Internal assessment N/A  N/A
Filming pop promos Coursework assignment N/A  N/A