Marcus Rashford will be added to the GCSE media studies program

Students studying GCSE Media Studies will now be able to study Marcus Rashford’s powerful use of social media!

Following the football star’s campaign to end food poverty and racism during the pandemic, the AQA review board has added Marcus Rashford to the program to allow students to learn how social media can be used to to have an impact.

In June last year, the government reversed its decision to end free summer school vouchers thanks to Rashford’s online campaign. Following a call with the Man United star in November, the government then pledged £400million to support children with free meals.

The AQA’s decision is part of an effort to improve the diversity and inclusion of review boards.

Sandra Allan, head of the AQA’s creative arts program, hopes Rashford’s campaign will inspire and motivate students.

“Marcus Rashford is one of the UK’s most influential and inspiring young people, so students can learn a huge amount from how he uses social media to make a real impact,” said Allan.

“It’s not just an opportunity for them to learn about social media – it’s also a great way to learn about important social and racial issues as part of our commitment to the equality, diversity and inclusion in the program.”

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