Media Studies Curriculum Overview 2017-18

The grid below gives an overview of the curriculum for this academic year

Year 10


Students examine the influence of the mass media upon themselves and different groups of people. Through examining how the media work, they also learn how to create their own media texts and evaluate their success. Students learn to look at the world in a new way and realise how much they are manipulated by the media. 

Through the studying the media students learn about some of the following media industries in our society: television; film and cinema; radio; popular music; newspapers; magazines and advertising. They also learn practical skills such as the effects of different camera shots; writing copy using appropriate media language and using Adobe Photoshop to design media texts. 

Year 11 

Students focus on the examination element of the course.  They analyse the assigned area of the media and prepare to write analytical essays and produce their own media texts in an examination context. Students learn how to read moving image texts.

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