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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.

For centres in Wales: Draft WJEC GCSE Media Studies (for teaching from 2017)

WJEC is developing a reformed GCSE Media Studies qualification, regulated by Qualifications Wales, for teaching from 2017. This qualification is designed to meet regulatory requirements in Wales: it is not available to centres in England.

The draft specification is now available. It has not been reviewed by the regulator in Wales and may change prior to approval.

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Join Our Team: Become an Examiner or Moderator

We are currently recruiting examiners and moderators for GCSE, AS/A level and Level 1/Level 2 qualifications for next summer's examination series. If you have at least two years teaching experience and would like to apply, please create an account to complete the online application process.

For more information on becoming an examiner, including vacancies and benefits, please visit our appointees page.

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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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GCSE Media Studies Report Summer 2016

Principal Examiners' Report

The Summer 2016 Principal Examiners' reports provide feedback on this Summer's examination series. The reports include helpful observations and commentary on the work produced for this series and can assist teachers in preparing their students for the next examination series.

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