Media has become intrinsically linked with our everyday lives and it is difficult to imagine a world where we could live without phones, television or the internet. Consider a world where you could not check Facebook or view the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Media Studies is an exciting subject where Pupils can begin to understand their favourite media texts, why they have been created and the impact these have on audiences. The subject will provide pupils with the ability to question texts and the choices made by producers to critically analyse the impact of these. Pupils will have the opportunity to study a range of texts for varied mediums and analyse the technical and symbolic ideologies conveyed through these.
The course develops both written and verbal skills and there is plenty of room for discussion and lively debate around the media texts accessed. Through teaching and learning and the coursework and exam components pupils are encouraged to be autonomous, fully preparing them for their futures, wherever that may lead them.
The Media Department is a successful department and our pupils enjoy and excel in the subject. Our result consistently exceed national averages and previous outcomes have secured 100% A* - C. The majority of pupils choose to continue their studies in Media or Film Studies at A Level and then onto higher education.