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Media Studies GCE AS/A
WJEC provides, and will continue to provide, GCE and GCSE Media Studies qualifications which meet the needs of teachers and the requirements of regulators in both England and Wales.
MOVING IMAGE AWARDS - Deadline Tuesday 20th May
A reminder of our exciting new competition designed to recognize the best moving image productions. Entries should be submitted by Tuesday 20th May.
Format of AS Media Studies MS1 2014.
The format of the resource material for use in the Summer 2014 AS Media Studies MS1 (1291) examination on Friday 23 May (am) will be print-based.
Moving Image Awards
WJEC’s Moving Image Awards is a new and exciting competition designed to recognise the best moving image productions made by students aged 14-19 at schools and colleges offering WJEC qualifications.
Full information about WJEC Moving Image Awards
Principal Examiners' Report Winter 2014
The Principal Examiners' report, providing feedback on the Winter 2014 series of examinations, is now available. Centres are advised to read the report carefully as it provides helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next series of examinations.
- the moderator’s reports for AS and A2 units are also now available on the secure website (see Internal Assessment Mark Input area)
- the moderator’s report indicates clearly if centre marks have been adjusted
- there may be a slight difference of 1 to 2 marks between centre marks and UMS marks for all centres.
Continuing Professional Development
CPD for teachers and centres new to GCE Media Studies will be held on the 12 June 2014 in London.
Online Exam Review
The Online Exam Review provides a review of exam questions for MS1 and MS4.
Exemplar Material (MS2, MS3, MS1 & MS4 Exam Scripts) & CPD Material - Secure Website
Exemplar material for MS2 and MS3 internally assessed work, together with MS1 & MS4 examination scripts, is downloadable form the secure website [Resources PDF Download > GCE Media Studies - Exemplar Material]
Electronic versions of the material used in the Autum 2012 CPD's is also on the secure website [Resources PDF Download > CPD Materials]
You need a password (provided by your exams officer) to enter the secure website.
Media, Film and Communications at University - Student Leaflet
The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), an HE association representing media, film and communication interests, has recently produced a leaflet which sets out the options for students wishing to continau studying Media, Film and Communications at University.
Teachers may also be interested to read James Curran's Defence of Media Studies -www.meccsa.org.uk/
Subscribe to the AS/A Media Studies bulletin at the foot of this page.
- Bulletin February 2014
- Bulletin October 2013
- No 4 March 2013
- No 3 February 2012
- No 2 December 2011
- No 1 February 2011
Media Studies Videos
Barbara Connell, chief examiner AS/A Media Studies, and Christine Bell, principal examiner for MS1 discuss various aspects of the qualification, including approaching Representation of Issues and Events and Television as an Industry.
- Notes for Guidance on MS1
- Guidelines for MS1 following January 2009 examinations
- MS1 Media Representations and Responses
- MS1 - Front Sheet (Sample)
- Notes for Guidance on MS4
- MS4: Notes on Frequently Asked Questions
- Front Page of MS4 Answer Book - Sample
- Exploring the Media Second Edition (edited by Barbara Connell) Auteur Publishing (2010) covers the new AS/A Media Studies specification.
Uniform Marks (UMS)
Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found in the following document - Uniform Marks.
Information regarding the Availability of Assessment Units can be found here.
For further information, contact:
Jo Johnson - Subject Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5091
Leah Crowley - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5142
Catrin Budd - Subject Support Officer
Telephone: 029 2026 5142