This is an Option subject at Key Stage Four. We use the AQA GCSE specification. It is a very popular option choice and our students consistently achieve high marks. Last Summer once again saw excellent results with an A*-C pass rate of 89%, well in excess of the national average. 45% of those students achieved A or A*, far in excess of the rest of the country. The areas addressed within the courses are; film, television, music, radio, newspapers, magazines, children’s comics, advertising and the internet. We work both practically and theoretically to study; the people and industries that make the media, how audiences are constructed and addressed, how groups and individuals are represented and the language and terminology specific to this area which is the fastest growing influence on everyday life.
Below are some examples of students’ work during a recent project.