Media Studies



The WJEC Eduqas specification offers learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of these key issues and the ability to debate important questions about the media. It introduces them to a theoretical framework for analysing the media, which also underpins study of the media at AS and A level. The study of a range of rich and stimulating media products is central to this specification, working from the product outwards to develop appreciation and understanding of the media.

Learners will apply and develop their knowledge and understanding of media language and representation in relation to media forms and products, and become creators of meaning themselves. Learners will be offered a choice of briefs and forms within which to work, enabling them to explore and pursue their own media interests.

Our expectations:

Students will

  • demonstrate skills of enquiry, critical thinking, decision-making and analysis
  • acquire knowledge and understanding of a range of important media issues
  • develop appreciation and critical understanding of the media and their role both historically and currently in society, culture and politics
  • understand and apply specialist subject-specific terminology to analyse and compare media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed in order to make informed arguments, reach substantiated judgements and draw conclusions about media issues
  • develop practical skills by providing opportunities for creative media production


Career Value

London is one of the largest media capitals in the world and offers a magnitude of career choices in all areas of the media.

Media Studies can open the door to a range of exciting careers such as law, music, film production, journalism, advertising and marketing. As we enter an ever-changing media and information age, an understanding of how the industry works has become essential to all careers.

Why you should consider this subject

  • 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. The media have real relevance and importance in our lives today, providing us with ways to communicate, with forms of cultural expression and the ability 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.

GCSE overview media


BTEC L2 info

GCSE Results 2023

 Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 76% grades 9-4

GCSE Results 2022

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 82% grades 9-4.

Future Careers

Media studies can be useful in a range of careers including marketing, sales and advertising, broadcast media and performing arts, journalist and publishing, and leisure sport and tourism.

Creative skillset has a  detailed description of 100s of jobs in a variety of media sectors to showcase the breadth of work in the creative media industries.

Spend 10 minutes going through this interactive quiz and see what media job is best suited to your personality: 

careers quiz

Useful Links


Exam Website

Revision guides

Course book to support study:

WJEC/EDUQAS GCSE Media Studies: Student Book

Revision Guide:

WJEC/EDIQAS GCSE Media Studies: Revision Guide


Other useful links: – an online Encyclopedia with thousands of articles on all subjects – an online movie database with information about most of the films ever made – everything you need to know and understand about film distribution in the UK – the must see site for the British Film Institute! – the homepage for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. – an excellent site for all things “Media”