Media Studies

Media Studies is an exciting and interesting option that is offered to pupils at GCSE level. As different media become part of our everyday lives through television, radio, social networking sites, newspapers and advertising, it is important to appreciate the power and influences these have over us.

Media Studies is integrated into English lessons in Years 7-9 (Key Stage 3), with the study of different forms and genres, which includes non-fiction texts; how novels relate to their film versions; still image and moving image analysis. Pupils in KS3 will also have the opportunity to improve their skills by participating in the annual BBC Young Reporter. This exciting project offers our students the opportunity to produce and present their own News Report.

At GCSE level, pupils study 3 components covering exploring the media, understanding media forms and products and creating media products. Pupils assess media language and representation in relation to media areas, such as magazines, marketing (film posters), newspapers, print advertisements and radio. Girls will complete an individual media production project in response to a choice of briefs.

With equal emphasis on analytical skills and creativity, Media Studies has consistently proved to be a popular and rewarding subject of choice.