GCSE Media Studies Baseline Test (plus answers/mark scheme)
A baseline test for new GCSE Media Studies students to assess their prior knowledge of the key concepts, and their creative design skills also. It assesses students knowledge of genre, audience, representation, institutions, media language and analysis, and design skills. The questions range from more open questions allowing for the students to give an extended answer, to short form questions requiring one word answers. There is also a hand drawn design question.

A great way of getting to know your new students at the start of the year and obtaining a 'baseline' of their current skills to help you with target grades and differentiating work. The test is designed to take around 45 minutes - 1 hour depending on students. Also supplied is a comprehensive mark scheme for the test along with suggested answers for the more open questions. There is also a guide to the grade boundaries for the current specifications (2016-2016) for Media although as the format is in Word, it is entirely editable to allow for it to be updated when the new specifications come into play.
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