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This Media Studies GCE A/AS page contains quick links to featured and key documents for teachers. You may also choose to show all documents or browse shop items related to the subject.

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.

Full information about WJEC's Moving Image Awards 

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.

Moderator Reports

  • 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


Subscribe to the AS/A Media Studies bulletin at the foot of this page.

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.

Media Studies Videos







  • 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.

Key dates

Assessment Units

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

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