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Media

During their exciting dive into the world of media, pupils will explore the film industry, gaining a deep understanding of the various stages of the production process that lead to final cinematic release. They will analyse film posters from across the decades, picking apart the messages for audiences. Pupils will then delve into the booming industries responsible for creating their favourite video games and the impacts, both beneficial and alarming, that these have on their audiences

Flashing back in time, pupils go on a journey to explore the challenges of the radio and newspaper industries as they fight to maintain their places in our modern, digital age. We also take pupils on a penetrating investigation of how the news, both fake and real, can deliberately influence, manipulate and even mislead their audiences. Continuing with print media, pupils look at the shockingly unrealistic standards that have been set in magazines and advertising, and how more progressive messages are being sent to audiences in modern media texts. Moving back into the world of moving images, pupils will examine the exciting worlds of TV crime dramas and music videos. Within this, pupils will also undergo the thrilling creation of their own media texts, allowing them to get hands-on experience with the technology used to create a truly professional standard piece of work.

With the enormous growth and development of technology, Media Studies has never been such a fundamental part of education. Through this journey, pupils will encounter a variety of different media formats from a wide range of time and cultures. From exploring the racial stereotyping in TV crime dramas, to the cinematic misrepresentation of women as temptresses and damsels in distress, from understanding the processes of newspaper production to the actual production of their own magazines, our stimulating curriculum nurtures artistic self-expression and encourages reflective thinking.

Curriculum information

Year 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

10 

Music Video & Online Media  

Newspapers & Print Advertisements 

Video Games 

Magazines 

TV Genre: Crime Drama 

NEA Research 

11 

 

Film Industry & Spectre 

The Radio Industry 

 

NEA 

Newspapers:  

Advertising & Marketing  

Exam Revision 

 

Final Exams 

I like media because it is different to my other subjects. It allows me to unleash my creative side and discuss interesting topics. It has helped me develop the ability to express and debate different points of view.
Year 10 student
Media is a brilliant subject. You get to be creative in producing your own content and explore a range of different products. I would like to pursue a career in the media and it has really helped me understand how the industry works.
Year 11 student