Component 1

Component 1 has two sections. In Section A students are asked to focus on media language by using the key terms they have studied across the GCSE, and also representations. Alongside a modern text students will also study a 'historical' text such as the Quality Street advert from 1956.  In Section B students will focus on the industry that the text belongs to and also the audience that it is aimed at. A number of different forms are studied for this component with two appearing in section A and two appearing in Section B. The following forms could appear on the exam including:

Section A
  • Advertising
  • Magazine front covers
  • Newspaper front covers
  • Film Posters
Section B
  • Newspapers (The Sun)
  • Radio
  • Film Marketing
  • Video Games
Section A




Section B

Video Games