Key Stage 3
In the summer of Year 7 boys enjoy an introduction to Film studies and analysis of the moving image via the very popular ‘Super heroes’ unit of work.
In Year 8 students engage with the media during their persuasive writing and using rhetoric unit of work where we explore the manner in which the audience can be manipulated by the media.
In Year 9 boys will be given more specific advice and guidance regarding the GCSE Media Studies option available to them in year 10.
Key Stage 4
Media Studies GCSE. Exam Board: OCR.
Students will focus on Paper 1: ‘Television and promoting Media’ and the NEA (non-examined unit or coursework) The Year 10 internal exam mark will be based on their completed coursework grade.
By Year 11 boys will have completed their coursework and will focus on the knowledge required for Paper 2: ‘Music and News’ and consolidating their learning from Year 10 in preparation for their exams in the summer of Year 11.
Key Stage 5
BTEC Creative Digital Media Production (Edexcel) provides a balance between creative work and developing organisational skills and teamwork – very transferable skills that prepare our students for the world or work or further study at University.
This course combines media theory, analytical skills, organisational skills and a thorough grounding in pre-production processes together with the creative aspect of applying media knowledge to fulfil an exam brief by producing a piece of media work, either film or print based. This course is ideal for those with an interest in the media, film studies or journalism.