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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferencePrimary & Secondary Education · 1 decade ago

Media Studies GCSE, I had to come back for three and a half hours after school?

I'm 13 years old, and in year 9, & I started my GCSEs a few months ago. Yes, I have picked my options, doing coursework and I'm studying for my actual GCSEs. Our school starts our GCSEs a year earlier so that we don't have to cram it all in to two years.

Anyway, I picked media studies, & I thought that apart from the excessive homework - it was alright. In the adverts that our school had shown for media studies, they made it seem as if we were be going to do a lot of filming things like our own news broadcasts, which I thought sounded fun.

But I thought that we'd be doing that sort of stuff during class time, not coming back after school to do it. The week before half term, we all had to stay after school one day and set our set up, which took about 2 hours. Then the next day, we actually filmed our news program, which took 3 & a half hours. That's almost 4 hours after school. Our school finishes at 2:40, and we didn't get out till a little gone 6.

My question is, for anybody who did or is doing media studies during their GCSEs, did you have to do anything similar to this; or was it just me? And, if so, did you have to do it multiple times - or was it just a one off occasion. Because I know that I've been doing it for months now, but I think if you ask well enough, and write up all the missed work for your new subject, then they will let you drop one; because if we're gonna do this on regular occasions, then I want to drop Media; I don't want to be coming back after school for 4hours all the time for the next 3 years.

Thanks.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    i did media gcse and a level and a national diploma so in total i have done 5 years of media studyies and have never had to stay tht long after class. we had to take our filming outside of school if we did not finsh it or achieve what was set in class...therefore everyone would get it done. the projects especially in gcse should not take tht long. it is such a shame your thinkin about dropping it. it is a brilliant subject...im studying it even further at university but if your not happy you need to talk to your subject teacher or your form teacher about changing it now before you get stuck in it and not be bale to change

    hope this helps x

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    wow!..that is a long time for you to be staying behind. I did media studies for my GCSEs and we were required to make a horror movie. My group were always the ones staying behind after school to film and edit our movie. This was done by choice, we were not told to stay behind. And i have to say, all our hard work paid off because we all achieved As for our final grade. i knw how you feel but at the end of the day you will achieve good results. good luck x

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  • 1 decade ago

    what a waste of time, no one takes media studies seriously anyway, especially not in the media. Swap to a proper subject and put the effort in there.

    Source(s): I work in the media...they dont tell you that at school mate
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just work hard and get your GCSE's god dont complain. You only have a few years then you got freedom.

    I do media studies and yes we have to take up most of our time but its worth it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sorry but yes, i had to spend my whole day at school once doing extra work but provided you revise as well. I'm sbolutely sure you will exceed your potential.

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