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GCSE (9-1) Media Studies

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Creative work which is central to the course

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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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LLatest News for GCSE Media Studies

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'.

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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.

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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
Status Accredited
Teaching from 2017
QAN 603/1115/0

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