Media Studies

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Intent

Media at All Saints Academy aims to provide a broad curriculum which develops our students’ confidence in critically engaging with media texts of all styles and types and the role it plays within their own lives – with many cross curricular links to English and Business Studies. This qualification has three components that focus on identifying and applying knowledge, skills and practices needed to create media products. The components are strongly interrelated and enable students to investigate how companies research and develop an initial concept into a final product, whilst developing skills for their own future in a media workplace. Students are encouraged to work independently, taking responsibility for their own learning and showing resilience in preparation for future education and career pathways in a vast, creative and constantly shifting industry.

Implementation

Year 9 Media 

The Year 9 Media curriculum prepares all students to understand media terminology and begin exploring the origins of media products.

AUTUMN 1: INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA
AUTUMN 2: ADVERTISEMENT
SPRING 1: CELEBRITIES AND POPULAR CULTURE
SPRING 2: FILM
SUMMER 1: MUSIC VIDEO

SUMMER 2: MAGAZINES

Year 10 Media

The Year 10 Media curriculum builds on knowledge from Year 9 and focuses on deeper understanding and analysis of existing products and the tools used to create them.

AUTUMN 1: INVESTIGATING MEDIA PRODUCTS

AUTUMN 2: IDENTIFYING MEDIA PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

SPRING 1: IDENTIFYING MEDIA PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES

SPRING 2: DEVELOPING MEDIA PRODUCTIONS SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES

SUMMER 1: APPLYING MEDIA PRODUCTIONS SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES

SUMMER 2: REVIEWING PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS AND PRACTICES

Year 11 Media

In Year 11, students develop intricate planning skills linked to designing and developing a final media product from a set brief.

AUTUMN 1: REVIEWING PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLS AND PRACTICES

AUTUMN 2: RESEARCHING IDEAS IN RESPONSE TO A BRIEF

SPRING 1: DEVELOPING IDEAS IN RESPONSE TO A BRIEF

SPRING 2: DEVELOPING PRE-PRODUCTION MATERIALS

SUMMER 1: APPLYING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES TO CREATE A MEDIA PRODUCT

Cultural Capital Opportunities

  • BBC Bitesize workshop
  • Writing competitions
  • Film reviews/articles for the newsletter
  • Into Film Club

Impact

Examples of Media Coursework

Learning Resources

How to use digital technology

Component 1

Component 2

Useful Websites

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/creative-media-production.html