Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19

Please note: this section relates to the legacy specification. The final resit opportunity will be January 2019 (for externally assessed units only - no controlled assessment units available). This will also be the last opportunity for certification.


Useful Downloads

Coursework Guidance - From previous specification
(PDF), Last Updated: 24 July 2007

GCSE Journalism - Exemplification of Examination Performance
(PDF), Last Updated: 28 September 2012

Scheme of Work
(DOC), Last Updated: 12 December 2012

Specimen Assessment Material
(PDF), Last Updated: 04 December 2008

Student Guide
(PDF), Last Updated: 14 January 2009

Subject Snapshot
(PDF), Last Updated: 28 August 2008

Support Event Presentation
(PPT), Last Updated: 22 June 2009

Support Materials - From previous specification
(PDF), Last Updated: 24 July 2007

A wide range of support is available to assist teachers delivering our GCSE in Journalism in the Media and Communications Industry (JMC). Teachers and students can make use of the following:

  • specimen papers and mark schemes;
  • the GCSE Journalism in the Media and Communications Industry Specification; and
  • controlled assessment tasks.

We run support seminars and agreement trials at various times throughout the year, and we can also arrange centre support visits. Please contact us for more information.

Let us know what other support materials you would find useful. Complete our online comment form and tell us what we can do for you!

We intend to expand our range of support to include the following:

  • past papers and mark schemes;
  • Chief Examiner’s reports;
  • Principal Moderator’s reports;
  • portfolio clinics;
  • centre support visits;
  • agreement trials;
  • exemplification of standards for controlled assessment tasks;
  • a dedicated textbook;
  • an annual workshop with industry professionals;
  • industry-produced specification support materials;
  • student guides; and
  • controlled assessment guidance for teachers.