Media Resources

Work in progress: This page is being updated with resources to support pupils studying for a National 5 qualification in Media.



SQA Sample Exam Paper

BBC Radio 4 ‘The Media Show’

MediaKnowAll (Be aware that this site refers to the English GCSE. Nonetheless, much of the content is also relevant to National 5)


Advertising Standards Authority (monitors and enforces the CAP codes and rules)

Committee of Advertising Practice (creates the UK advertising rules enforced by the ASA)

Ad, ‘Advertising & Branding’ (US-centric)

Ads of the World (advert archive)

Design Council, ‘The Power of Branding’ 

Design, ‘Branding Design News’

Exam Tutor: Market Analysis

Exam Tutor: Advertising

The Guardian Creative Lounge: See the best of the advertising industry’s output for TV and online campaigns

I am Creative: Briefs (creative briefs from real companies / competition)

South Dakota Tourist Board: Ad Critiques

YCN: Student Awards (creative briefs from real companies / competition)


BBC Film Network (‘showcasing new British filmmaking’)

British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)

British Film Institute

BFI, Film Industry Statistics and Reports

BFI, Screen Online (‘The definitive guide to Britain’s film and TV history’)

British Pathe

International Documentary Association – Top 25 Documentaries

Internet Movie Database (IMDB)

Into Film (a film education charity)

Learn About Film


MIT Open Courses: The Film Experience

Motion Picture Association of America

Ofcom (UK TV watchdog)

Rotten Tomatoes

The Guardian, ‘Culture’

The Guardian, ‘Media Blog’

The Telegraph, ‘Media Blog’



Channel 4 Learning, ‘Breaking the News’ 

The Guardian: annotated front pages; fact sheets; timelines; style guides…

The Telegraph Style Book

Journalism Now – Journalism in the UK Today’s Front Pages

The Leveson Inquiry

National Readership Survey



Magazine Designing



BBC Webwise

Internet Advertising Bureau