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Media Studies GCSE

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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.

GCSE Media Studies Linear Specification

GCSE Media Studies Unitised Specification

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For centres in England: Draft WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Media Studies (for teaching from 2017)

Through our Eduqas brand, WJEC is developing a reformed GCSE (9-1) Media Studies qualification, regulated by Ofqual, for teaching from 2017. This qualification is designed to meet regulatory requirements in England. The draft specification can be found on the Eduqas GCSE (9-1) Media Studies page.

Exam Topics





Section A


Section B

June 2017



Radio News

June 2018


TV News

News Websites

Continuing Professional Development

We are holding a series of CPD courses in spring 2017 to support teachers preparing to deliver GCSE Media Studies (from 2017). Book your place by clicking the course link below:

WJEC GCSE Media Studies - Preparing to Teach (Wales Centres Only)

Eduqas GCSE Media Studies - Briefing (England Centres Only)

Eduqas GCSE Media Studies - Preparing to Teach (England Centres Only)

Grade Boundaries (UMS/Raw Marks)

  • Grade Boundaries (UMS/Raw Marks) for previous series are available.
  • Information on how raw marks are converted to uniform marks may be found in the Uniform Marks document.

Key Resources

Controlled Assessment

Please note that exemplar material for Unit 2 Controlled Assessment is available on the WJEC Secure Website under: Resources PDF Download > GCSE Media Studies Exemplar

For further information, please contact:

Subject Officer

Jo Johnson
029 2026 5091

Subject Support Officer

Sally Cunliffe
029 2026 5460

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