Each brief will specify the required length, amount or duration of the media product that must be created.
Students must complete an individual media production.
The descriptor for the level shows the average performance for the level.
Before you apply the mark scheme to a student’s media product, review the product and annotate it and/or make notes on it to show the qualities that are being looked for. Start at the lowest level of the marking criteria and use it as a ladder to see whether the product meets the descriptor for that level.
Students will submit: The Marking criteria detail what students will be expected to demonstrate and provide evidence of when completing the NEA task.
Additional, task-specific indicative content will be issued with each of the briefs Please refer to Non-exam assessment administration for more information about the instructions for conducting the NEA.Students can use website design apps, online templates and game design software.Students are responsible for the design of the website or game and the content (such as language, images, audio-visual material) must be created by the student.Students must acknowledge any software or templates which have been used on the appropriate Candidate Record Form.Level of response marking instructions are broken down into levels, each of which has a descriptor.To complete the NEA, students must independently create a media product in response to a brief set by AQA.AQA will release five briefs on 1 March in the year preceding the exam via Secure Key Materials. The briefs will be linked to the GCSE Media Studies CSPs.They must acknowledge any non-original material on the Candidate Record Form.Students do not have to write and record their own musical performances, either to use as part of a soundtrack or in a music video.Details of what each of the unassessed participants contributed to the product and how the assessed student directed that contribution should be listed on the Candidate Record Form.There is no limit to the amount of time that students can spend on their NEA but we recommend they spend around 30 hours on the physical creation of their products.