Teachers of Media Studies
- Mr D Kay
- Mr J Sharp (Joint Curriculum Leader)
- Mr C Wall (Joint Curriculum Leader)
Our Vision for Media Studies
The Media is powerful. It is persuasive in shaping the views of society. SJB students will learn to interrogate what has become so easily consumed in the media landscape. We aim to equip the students with essential 21st century skills and knowledge – media literacy, creativity, critical thinking, and employability.
Key Stage 4
Exam Board: Eduqas
Coursework: Component 3: Creating Media Products (Non-exam assessment) 30% of qualification. Students respond to a set brief from the exam board. To plan and construct their own media products such as a print advert, music video or opening to a TV drama.
Exams: 2 written exams at the end of year 11
- 1. Component 1 Exam: Exploring the Media: Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes = 40% of qualification
- 2. Component 2 Exam: Understanding Media Forms and Products: Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes = 30% of qualification
GCSE students study a range of past and present media texts selected by the exam board. Students will also study a range of unseen media texts selected by the school. They will explore and will learn to analyse the media texts in relation to 4 areas: representation, media language, industry and audience. Students focus on applying media theory to support their exploration and analysis. They will develop their practical skills (lighting, camera, sound and editing) during a series of workshops to support the construction of their own products for Component 3.
Link to specification: GCSE Media Studies Specification