For our GCSE Media Studies (J200) specification, we are replacing some of the set products for first teaching in September 2023 and first assessment in 2025.
Following an internal review and feedback from teachers, we’re introducing set products which are more contemporary, engaging and diverse for students. The changes will also help us to maintain the validity and reliability of our assessments.
These changes are limited to set products for television and music video. We’ve chosen this level of change to make sure the new set products can be introduced and managed by teachers effectively.
For television, from September 2023 the set media products will be Vigil, season 1, episode 1, and The Avengers, season 4, ‘Gravediggers’.
For music video changes are being made to two of of the four set pairs of music videos for September 2023. Pair 2: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk and Beyoncé – If I Were a Boy and Pair 3: The Vamps – Somebody To You ft. Demi Lovato and Little Mix – Black Magic will be removed and replaced by:
There are no changes to the other two pairs of music videos.
We have updated our resources in line with the changes to the set products. If you have any questions or feedback about these changes, or need any support please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summary of changes to set media products for GCSE Media Studies for September 2023
|Current set product
|New set product
|Cuffs, Season 1, Episode 1
|Vigil, Season 1, Episode 1
|The Avengers, Season 4, Episode 1
|The Avengers, Season 4, The Gravediggers
|Pair 1: Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag and Avril Lavigne – Sk8ter Boi
|Pair 2: Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk and Beyoncé – If I Were a Boy
|Pair 3: The Vamps – Somebody To You ft. Demi Lovato and Little Mix – Black Magic
|Arlo Parks – Hope and Harry Styles – Adore You
|Pair 4: Tinie Tempah, Jess Glynne – Not Letting Go and Paloma Faith – Picking Up the Pieces
To support teaching of the new set products updated versions of the Television Teacher Guide, Music Delivery Guide, Sample Assessment Materials, Practice Papers and Candidate Style Answers are available to download from Teach Cambridge. Hodder have produced an updated version of their revision guide for GCSE Media Studies to include the new set products.