Media Studies

Media Studies Teacher: Miss Barnes

Media Studies is a new addition to Lakelands Curriculum but an increasingly popular one. 

GCSE Media Studies is an interactive subject which encourages students to develop their creative, analytical, research and communication skills, through exploring a range of media forms and perspectives.
Students will be combining practical and theoretical knowledge and gaining a valuable insight into the way the media works. Students will have the opportunity to be creative in areas that interest them like film, TV and music, for example by producing their own videos, web designs or recordings.
Not only is Media Studies interesting and relevant, it gives you valuable skills to help understand the world around you. You can apply many of these skills to GCSE English too – students often do better in English when they take Media Studies as well.
Hoping for a career in the exciting, innovative and competitive entertainment and media industries?


Course overview

Media Studies is a GCSE subject offered through the guided Choices options in Year 9.

The course is studied over 2 years looking at media products in relation to four areas of theory:

  • Media language
  • GCSE media studies book.pngMedia representation
  • Media industries
  • Media audiences.

We study through different forms of media including:

  • Television
  • Film
  • Radio
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Online social & participatory media
  • Video games
  • Music videos.  

Assessment details:

Media 1 Written Exam - 90 minutes paper - 35%

media 2 Written Exam - 90 minutes paper - 35%

NEA (non-exam assessment) coursework  - 30%

For more information;

Please click here to view further information about this curriculum at the AQA website.

If you would like any further information about the Media Studies Curriculum at Lakelands please click here to contact Miss Barnes or Miss Hanmer  


Miss S Hanmer

Miss R Barnes