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Media Studies
Department Aims
An inclusive, dynamic and creative department committed to mixed ability teaching and learning to ensure progression, support and challenge for all learners.
The department aims to encourage learners to analyse, explore and evaluate a range of media texts and to decipher their hidden ideological messages which are aimed at mass and niche audiences.

Department Ethos
“If we do not study the media, then we risk becoming blind to that which has the greatest influence on us.”

Department Staff
- Mr C Nicholson (Head of Department)
- Ms G Fair (Vice Principal)
- Ms A Rehman
Key Stage Four Information:
Year 11 only: GCSE Media Studies Single Award (AQA)

  • Unit 1: Written Examination (40%)
  • Unit 2: Controlled Assessment(60%)
Years 9 and 10 GCSE Media Studies(OCR)

  • Written examination: Television and Promoting Media (35%)
  • Written examination: Music and News (35%)
  • Controlled assessment: Creating Media (30%)
Key Stage Five Information:
Years 12 only: A Level Media Studies (OCR)

• Written examination: Media Messages (35%)
• Written examination: Evolving Media (35%)
• Controlled assessment: (30%)
Year13 only: A2 Media Studies (OCR)

G324: Advanced Portfolio in Media
  • Learners study film promotion and create, film and edit a film trailer, produce a media portfolio and a presentation of their research, planning and evaluation.
G325: Critical Perspectives in Media
  • Section A: Learners are required to answer two questions on theoretical evaluation of production.
  • Section B: Candidates answer one question from a choice of six from Contemporary Media issues.
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