Media Studies

Creative iMedia

As an option for GCSE we offer the Level 1 or Level 2 OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia.  This course highlights the importance of digital media in modern life.  This course focuses on the production of digital media and helps develop the skills and knowledge required to produce a range of media texts.  Students will study a range of media including print media (comic strips), the film industry, advertising and television programmes.

The mandatory units of pre-production and creating digital graphics underpin the qualification and reflect key industry skills. The pre-production skills unit is assessed through an examination and contributes 25% of the marks, the remaining 75% is coursework based.

A Level Media

As a department we also offer Media Studies at A Level and this has proven to be very popular. The course is designed so that no prior knowledge of Media Studies is needed. We follow the OCR specification, students coursework makes up 30% of their final grade with the other 70% being made up of two 2 hour exams.

A Level Media Studies is an engaging and enjoyable subject which asks students to engage with the key concept that underpin the study of the media; genre, representation, audience and narrative.  The course encourages students to study the media in an academic context and apply their newly gained knowledge to the process of creating their own media productions.

Our A Level in Media Studies offers a broad, coherent and rigorous course of study and has been created to ensure that all types of learners can fulfil their potential.

Staff

  • Mr Scott Whorrod – Head of Media Studies
  • Mr Neil Parsons – Teacher of Media Studies and Assistant Head of Teaching and Learning
  • Mr Richard Mayers – Teacher of Media Studies and Lead Practitioner of Teaching & Learning