Media Studies is increasingly popular and successful in this school. It is a subject which is also growing at college and university levels. It is is an accessible subject which students already have access and knowledge of, through their enjoyment of films, television, radio, music, advertising and the new industries like the internet, Mp3s and mobile phones.
Students are taught to investigate the different industries in a critical and analytical way and debate the consuming habit of a target audience.
Areas of study at all levels are:
Interpreting the media, narratives, genres, institutions, representation, ideology, industries, audiences and advertising.
Students are required to present their knowledge, understanding, interpretation and analysis in written and production work.
1. That all learners achieve the highest grade they can in the subject.
2. That all learners experience media production in a practical way in order to give them some insight into the working practices of the industry,
3. That all learners develop the skills to analyse media products so that they are aware of the influence the media has on their lives, particularly social and financial.