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Media

Overview

Media looks at how we are communicated with via the press and other media outlets. It provides a range of skills that are useful in the world of work and other subjects, these include interpretation, analysis and evaluation. 

 

Key Stage 4

Media Studies focuses on the different ways that audiences communicate with each other as well as how we are communicated with by a variety of media platforms.

The platforms students will investigate and analyse during the course are: broadcast (T.V. radio, films), print media (newspapers, magazines), and e-media (internet, social-media).  During the course, students will study a range of topics and key media theories and concepts for example: genre and representation.

The Media Studies course will develop a variety of skills which will allow students to identify how the media effects audiences today.

Media Studies empowers students to become informed of the world around them on a social and political level as well as interpret and decipher media messages they are exposed to on a daily basis.

Students will study key topics such as:

  • Representation i.e. gender stereotypes in the media
  • Advertising i.e. magazines and brand identity, Newspapers
  • Genre conventions i.e. film trailers and adverts
  • Film and Television Industry i.e. Hollywood movies
  • Video Games i.e. Pokemon Go
  • Music Videos i.e. Pop Videos

 

Facilities

  • Video editing – Premiere
  • Photo editing – Photoshop
  • Python programming language
  • Kodu Game Lab
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Every student has access to a PC in a lesson

 

Enrichment

  • After college revision sessions
  • Praise postcards home
  • Assemblies to showcase work