News Archive July 2016

DRAFT SPECS and Upcoming events!

DRAFT A level and GCSE specifications and specimen assessment materials for both Film Studies and Media Studies are now online; these drafts went to Ofqual earlier this week and the exam boards expect to hear back with any changes requested in September (for Film) and October (for Media). The MEA has asked Steve Connolly, from Bedfordshire University, to produce an independent comparison of all the draft specs and we will publish his findings in September, ahead of any ofqual feedback!

Meanwhile, we suggest you download the PDFs and mull them over on the beach! Enjoy…

AQA material is here:

Eduqas (WJEC) material is here:

OCR material is here:


MEA Conference- Call for workshop leaders!

If you have done some interesting media education work with classes in KS2 or 3, we’d love to hear from you! We are hoping to get practitioners to run sessions at the conference on 26 Nov where they talk us through interesting work that they have done to help inspire other teachers to give it a try! e-mail to offer your services!


MEA Conference: KS2/3 media education 26 November 2016 BFI South Bank- tickets available here:

Tuesday teachmeets September-October at the EMC- FREE! Tickets available here:

Sept 13 Jenny Grahame

Sept 20 former PGCE students

Sept 27 Book launch: Doing Text

Oct 4 Cary Bazalgette

Oct 11 David Buckingham