The Media course is studied on the WJEC/Eduqas specification. This is split into 3 components which assess different skills. The exam consists of two exam papers, which are for Component 1 and Component 2. Component 3 is internally assessed and sent to the examiner.

This is split into the study of Media Language, Representation, Audiences and Industries. These frameworks are studied with underlying theory which students apply to set texts ranging from print to moving image. These set texts are dated from 1950 to present day and explore political, historical, economic and social context.

Component 2: There are 6 set texts to study in this component which include texts from the following sectors:

  • British and International TV Drama
  • Mainstream and Independent Print Media
  • Digital Media

Component 3: This is coursework and is worth 30% of the overall qualification. Students will pick from set briefs by the exam board and will need to complete research and a statement of aims to be submitted with their final product.