GCSE (J526) Course Outline

GCSE Media Studies is a two year course. The full OCR specification can be viewed here.

As with most of your subjects, you will be assessed through a combination of Controlled Assessment (a form of coursework) and examination.

  • The Controlled Assessment is worth 60% of the total GCSE marks.
    • You will be required to compete two Controlled Assessment projects, each of which will require a portfolio of work.
    • The Controlled Assessments will take place throughout the two years.
    • The Controlled Assessment will be marked as you go along so you will always know how you are doing.
  • The examination is worth 40% of the total GCSE marks.
    • You will take one exam with two sections.
    • The exam will take place at the end of Year 11.
    • You will do a mock exam in January of Year 11 to help prepare for this.