The content of our curriculum also reflects the need for students to gain a secure contextual and cultural knowledge base. Media Studies allows students to examine historical, social, political and economic contexts that operate within the media. Studying relevant contexts enhances and deepens students understanding of the media, as they explore key influences on the products studied.
Our teachers are passionate about Media Studies and its increasing importance within the evolving society that we live in. Media courses are designed to help students develop practical and theoretical skills. We aim to ensure that the delivery of the Media curriculum remains relevant and contemporary, enhanced by our own subject knowledge and we will always seek to develop our expertise.
The Media course recognises the relationship between theory and practical work, providing students with opportunities to develop media production skills. Students will apply and develop their knowledge and understanding of media language and representation, becoming creators of media texts.
The courses are split as follows:
Exploring the Media - External Assessment (40%)
Understanding Media Forms and Products - External Assessment (30%)
Creating Media Products - Internal Assessment (30%)
The GCSE will be graded 9-1. The A Level will be graded A-E.