In Media Studies, pupils in year 10 and 11 work towards gaining a GCSE level qualification. Media Studies positively engages students through the use of relatable and entertaining media texts. Pupils learn key skills and concepts which underpin their understanding of how the rapidly developing world of the mass media works.
This also allows pupils to begin to question the motives, author and purpose of media texts to which they are exposed and gain a deeper understanding of how to create their own media texts.
Pupils cover units exploring media language and representation: looking at print advertising, film posters and magazine and newspaper front covers, exploring media industries and audiences: looking at a radio soap opera, an official website for a film, a popular tabloid newspaper and a video game, understanding media forms and products: looking at a TV sitcom or crime drama, music video and online media.
They also have the opportunity to work creatively to design and develop their own media text as their controlled assessment piece.