Whether students choose to follow a GCSE or BTEC in Media Studies, it is a subject that is highly compatible with many subjects in the KS4 curriculum. In particular, the courses offer a link with the requirements of the National Curriculum for English.
Students will develop enquiry, critical thinking and decision-making skills through the study of media texts, audiences and institutions and also develop their appreciation and critical understanding of the media and its role in their daily lives.
The aims of this course are to encourage students to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into a broad range of media. It also aims to prepare students to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
Please click on the headings below to see further information regarding the BTEC course and the GCSE course.