GCSE options: Media Studies or Drama?

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I'm stuck between picking media studies and drama. What are your experiences with either subject if you've taken it?
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None. Both ****.
lol, just pick what you like

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I'm stuck between picking media studies and drama. What are your experiences with either subject if you've taken it?
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I loved drama. If you want to do well, it's very difficult to get good marks. If you aren't really bothered, it's good fun. But there's a lot of coursework...
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I did both, luckily, thoroughly enjoyed both. (Doing them both at A-Level soon actually xD)

Media Studies: I just finished myself and I loved it, it may have some downsides like coursework needing to be written as well, but if you love making things on photoshop (Or want to learn) or even making videos, it's a really good choice. There is an exam at the end, but it's pretty easy if you do your work. I loved the practical element of media, I made a music video, a movie poster and a perfume advertisement. (Not being biased, well actually I am, but if you love designing, this was my favourite out the two and is where my future is heading at this moment)

Drama: Just did this and I had a lot of time off so I might have to scrape a C. ALTHOUGH, it was great, you get to be practical if you love acting. For the exam board we were on, we had to do 3 units, 2 of them written (Though on 2 we did go to see a brilliant play) 1 and 2 we did have 6 filmed hours on each but the tip is to be as involved with the lesson as the teacher needs you to be. 3 is the practical exam and if acting isn't for you, do costume design on performance support.

This is some in-depth detail on them, your school may have different exam boards but they're pretty similar.

If you want anymore information or have any questions on either, just reply, I'm willing to answer
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lol.Am stuck between RE or Sociology...What should I pick?Someone pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee help me!
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lol.Am stuck between RE or Sociology...What should I pick?Someone pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee help me!
i took both and had to drop sociology due to moving schools but personally i think that was more interesting but i found re quite easy as most of it is your opinion
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I'm stuck between picking media studies and drama. What are your experiences with either subject if you've taken it?
Since the system has changed i think you now have to sit a written exam on techniques and practitioners which we didn't have to do, it is good fun but stressful and not just an easy subject where you can get away with doing nothing and still get a good grade.
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I did both, luckily, thoroughly enjoyed both. (Doing them both at A-Level soon actually xD)

Media Studies: I just finished myself and I loved it, it may have some downsides like coursework needing to be written as well, but if you love making things on photoshop (Or want to learn) or even making videos, it's a really good choice. There is an exam at the end, but it's pretty easy if you do your work. I loved the practical element of media, I made a music video, a movie poster and a perfume advertisement. (Not being biased, well actually I am, but if you love designing, this was my favourite out the two and is where my future is heading at this moment)

Drama: Just did this and I had a lot of time off so I might have to scrape a C. ALTHOUGH, it was great, you get to be practical if you love acting. For the exam board we were on, we had to do 3 units, 2 of them written (Though on 2 we did go to see a brilliant play) 1 and 2 we did have 6 filmed hours on each but the tip is to be as involved with the lesson as the teacher needs you to be. 3 is the practical exam and if acting isn't for you, do costume design on performance support.

This is some in-depth detail on them, your school may have different exam boards but they're pretty similar.

If you want anymore information or have any questions on either, just reply, I'm willing to answer

I wanna be a TV presenter and I am choosing my GCSE. Is it advisable to take both?
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I wanna be a TV presenter and I am choosing my GCSE. Is it advisable to take both?
I did both and enjoyed it and am doing it at A-Level currently. Drama is good in terms of gaining confidence and getting the ability to talk to people and to be in front of the big screen and media is good for knowing the ins and outs of the industry so I think that'd be a good choice to make!
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