Teaching & Learning

Media Studies

Be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.

James 1:22

curriculum intent

Media Studies will encourage students to develop and enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives. They will develop a critical understanding of the media through an engagement with media products and concepts and through creative application of practical skills by exploring production processes, technologies and other relevant contexts. They will become independent in research skills and in their application of their practical work in developing their own views and interpretations and becoming critically autonomous. 

curriculum overview

 

Year 9

Year 10 GCSE

Year 10 BTEC

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

HT1

Introduction to key concepts

Component 1 – Section A & B – Advertising and marketing

Component 1 – Learning Aim A

Exploring Media Products

 

Component 2 – Section A  - Crime Drama

**Contingency - Component 3 – NEA***

Component 1 – Section A & B – Advertising & Marketing

Component 2 – Section A & B – TV and Magazines

 

**Contingency - Component 3 – NEA***

HT2

Advertising

Component 1 – Section A - Advertising

Component 1 – Learning Aim A

Exploring Media Products

Task 1

Component 2 – Section A & B  - Crime Drama & Music Video

Component 1  - Section B – Film industry & radio

Component 2 – Section A & B – TV and Magazines

HT3

Film marketing

Component 1 – Section A & B - Newspapers

Component 1

Learning Aim B

Exploring Media Products

 

Component 2 – Section A – Crime Drama

Section B – Music Video

Component 1 – Section A & B - newspapers

Component 2 – Section C – Online Media

HT4

Magazines

Component 1 – Section B – Radio and Video games

Component 1

Learning Aim B

Exploring Media Products

Task 2

Component 1 – Section A & B - revision

Component 1 – Section A & B – Music videos and Video Games

Component 3 - NEA

Component 2 – Section C – Online Media & Component 2 revision Section A, B & C

HT5

Music Videos

Component 3 - NEA

Component 2

Developing Digital Media Production Skills

Component 1 & 2 revision

Component 3 - NEA

Component 1 & 2 revision

HT6

Crime drama

Component 3 - NEA

Component 2

Developing Digital Media Production Skills

Learning Aim A & B

 

Component 3 - NEA

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Media Studies department!

Media Studies can be opted for in Year 9. In Year 10, there will then be the choice of taking the subject at GCSE or taking our vocational BTEC route. Both options give students the chance to learn both theoretical and practical aspects of the subject - they are just assessed in different ways. Both routes also give students access to studying the subject in our Sixth Form where we currently offer A-Level Media Studies.

At GCSE and A-Level, we follow the Eduqas specification and the BTEC course is awarded by Pearson and is part of the new Technical Awards and is called Creative Media Production.

We are a well sourced department and have an IT suite that has Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements which allows students to learn how to create and edit media products. We also have a range of equipment that students can borrow to help them complete their work.

Knowledge Books can be found below:

Year 9 

GCSE Component 1

GCSE Component 2 

BTEC 

A-Level Component 1

A-Level Component 2 

Exam Specifications can be found below:

GCSE

BTEC

A-Level

How to find us

Contact Us
Warden Hill Rd,
Luton ,
Bedfordshire ,
LU2 7AE