It has been announced that students in the UK taking GCSE Media Studies will study Manchester United player Marcus Rashford’s role as an activist and social campaigner.

Students will explore the 23-year-old forward’s philanthropy, specifically how he utilises social media to shine a light on pressing social issues such as structural racism, poverty and the school meal crisis. 

The AQA board has praised Rashford for his proficient communication skills and how he casts his follower’s attention to pressing social issues.