“The Strangulation of Media Studies [in UK Schools]” An essay by David Buckingham and Pete Fraser

Media and Film Studies examinations in UK schools (GCSEs and A Levels) have been subjected to an extensive process of government ‘reform’ over the past couple of years. This process is now almost complete. While most examinations have been saved, there have been some very damaging changes along the way, which have significant implications for anyone teaching in HE.

There’s a short version of what’s happened here: http://bit.ly/2uoAgEU

And for those who would like to read the full horror story, a much longer essay here: http://bit.ly/2uylgEX


Professor David Buckingham FAcSS FBA
Emeritus Professor, Loughborough University
Visiting Professor, Kings College London


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