Media Studies

Head of Department: Mrs C Stokes

Department Introduction

Media Studies is taught by two specialist Media teachers and is housed in a purpose built block that contains its own cinema. The cinema allows for detailed analysis of film in its correct environment and for previewing the students’ own work. The suited rooms connected to the cinema contain dedicated editing decks and 20 Apple iMac’s allowing students to produce their own high-quality films which are Showcased at the end of the year at our very own Oscar ceremony.

Courses

The Post 16 AQA A/S and A2 Media Studies courses are always very popular and are always fully subscribed. Students gain excellent results in their final exams and at both A/S and A2 students are given the opportunity to make their own films; the Department has extensive equipment that allows students to produce their own high-quality pieces of work; pieces that have in the past been praised by OFSTED inspectors as being of a professional standard.

Click here for exam board information on AS & A2 Media Studies

Enrichment

Journalism Club – Whole school, all students have the opportunity to learn how to use the Media equipment and editing software to create News Reports based on events taking place in our school.

BBC School News Reporting Day - Annual whole school event.