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The Structure of the Qualification: Assessment
GCSE Media Studies (completed in year 9 and 10 on the 2 year GCSE option).
Unit 2: internal assessment (50%) comprising two assignments and a group practical production, engaging with the Media Concepts
of Media Language, Representation, Audience, and Institution.
Unit 1: external controlled test (50%). The test paper is pre-released to students in advance of the actual test date, allowing students
to prepare responses on the prescribed area of media focus. The media topic changes each year.
GCSE Film Studies (completed in Year 11 on the 2 year GCSE programme).
Unit 1: external assessment (50%) comprising: Paper 1 exploring film (30%); and Paper 2 exploring film outside Hollywood (20%).
Unit 2: internal assessment (50%) comprising 4 pieces of work on film theory and production.
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