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AL Media Studies NEA Group Planning Event

Places available
£0 per place
90 mins

The English and Media Centre is hosting an online group planning and support event for the Media Studies NEA – A Level.

If you are struggling to get your head around the different briefs available or want to see how other people are planning to approach the NEA at A Level (for examination in 2025) this is a chance to come together with other teachers to discuss approaches to the tasks and begin planning.

We’re aware that many media teachers work alone or in small departments so this is a great opportunity to collaborate and share good practice over Zoom. Questions will be put to exam board representatives at the end of the session. 

We are running a separate GCSE session from 10-11.30am on Saturday 23rd March. Reserve your place for the GCSE exam here.


Online, via Zoom. Details of how to join will be sent before the session.

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If relevant, course materials will be sent the day before the course in the email with your joining instructions. Please either print these out or have them available on screen during the session.

Photo of Claire Pollard

Claire Pollard

Claire Pollard is the advisory teacher for Media Studies at the English and Media Centre. She is the editor of MediaMagazine and the programme leader for the Goldsmiths Media and English PGCE working with trainees in schools all across London. Prior to working at the centre she taught English and Media Studies for 15 years in inner London schools, most of the time at Stepney All Saints in Tower Hamlets where she established Media as a new curriculum subject. She has been an examiner for GCSE English literature and a moderator for A Level Media Studies and has delivered CPD for OCR, the MEA and the BFI. Claire also contributed a chapter to Doing Text: Media After the Subject and she co-authored the second edition of Media Studies the Basics.

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April McCarthy

April is a Media Consultant at the English and Media Centre and Head of Media and Film Studies at Hampstead School.

  • Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Thursday 21st March, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.
  • This free course must be booked online.
  • To book this free course you must be signed into one of the following accounts (registering an account first if you need to):
    • UK Educator Admin (purchasing)
    • UK Teacher – Home Address Only
    • UK Private Individual
    • Overseas
  • If you have a UK Educator Standard account you will not be able to book the course. Sign in to your account and add it to your Wishlist. See the list of people able to book courses at your organisation by clicking ‘My Account’, then ‘Our Admin Users’. (Teachers with an UK Educator Standard account can also register a 2nd UK teacher – Home Address Only account.)
  1. Click 'Book now’ (right-hand column).
  2. Add the number of places you need. 
  3. Fill in the names and email addresses of the people attending. To secure your place, please make sure you add the attendee details immediately and checkout within 24 minutes. Otherwise the booking will expire and you will have to begin the process again. The joining information and post-course email will be emailed to both the person booking the course and the attendee.
  4. Click submit and then Go to basket.
  5. Checkout. 
  6. Once you have booked your place, you will see a screen indicating your order has been successful. You may want to make a note of your order number. The person making the booking and the attendee will also receive an automatic acknowledgement of your booking.
  7. Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be sent out on Friday 22nd March. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email [email protected].
Course Date:
23 Mar 2024
Start Time:
Bookings Close:
8.00AM on 21 Mar 2024