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17/05/17

Huge congratulations to the Year 10 Boys Basketball team winning the competiton at the Copper Box! ! https://t.co/Kvhvu4qFJ7

17/05/17

Boys Relay Trophy https://t.co/juHqnpZ55f

17/05/17

Ange bringing home the 4x100m relay gold medal! https://t.co/2LsOXjgKi5

17/05/17

4x100 Boys Relay Team winners https://t.co/zhRSi5rbIK

17/05/17

Ange Boys Shot Put https://t.co/i2HEET3xqC

17/05/17

Alisha Girls 200m https://t.co/cjdOrbOXy7

17/05/17

Mike Boys 300m 2nd https://t.co/J8VbjzVhZ3

17/05/17

Kyle-Luke Boys Triple Jump https://t.co/vTKAFVQt9R

17/05/17

Obi Boys Discus 3rd https://t.co/K36EXQ4d0u

17/05/17

Iremide Boys Long Jump 3rd https://t.co/Dl1DQfDAKx

17/05/17

Memphis Boys High Jump 1st https://t.co/6bqK2LIzga

17/05/17

Nile – 80m Boys Hurdles 1st https://t.co/kGVHaIaA4Z

17/05/17

Year 7 Boys in action against Archbishop Tenison. Arfan demonstrating his power and determination. The boys won comfortably. https://t.co/Fq2Sons2DH

05/05/17

The Year 10 Girls closing the Step into Dance Competition. https://t.co/CnbXk2Ibhl

05/05/17

Russell, Tyrese and Donnell were on 🔥yesterday as the Y8 rugby team beat Archbishop Tennisons https://t.co/JnqiShj43P

05/05/17

The Year 10 girls ready for their step into dance competition! https://t.co/RoZyjPRR7S

05/05/17

Some of the Athletics squad enjoy a masterclass on Shot Putt from Mr Dwemoh. Getting prepared Federation. https://t.co/wG9eJnaawz

05/05/17

Yr 10 Sports Leaders were superb in achieving the Game Force Award by running a Basketball Tournament for 5 local Primary Schools https://t.co/jhCC4Yq7Pz

03/05/17

Info evening for our potential World Challengers! leading the talk and Ms. Denison sharing her experience of WC #45 https://t.co/vN0GGnyUtF

26/04/17

The good times keep on-rolling: two trophies in a week for the Year 9 Football Team https://t.co/Q1BRBil8PM

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Media Studies

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Why study Media?

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Today we’re surrounded by media wherever we look. There’s the internet, TV, film, radio, magazines, papers …the list goes on.

In Y9 we introduce students to the key concepts required to complete the GCSE course. You will have the opportunity to develop your analytical skills through close analysis of Music Videos, Films, Magazines and TV shows. You will also get the chance to develop your practical film making skills using our digital video cameras and professional editing equipment. You will need to be organised, creative and pay close attention to detail! You will also need to have a strong written and oral communication skills.

Studying Media at GCSE develops and extends students understanding of media theory and practice. Students will complete 3 pieces of coursework in advertising, film promotion and website design. This coursework will enable you to relate your analytical skills to practical design work. You will relate how these products are designed to represent different groups of people and how they appeal to their target audience.

As well as looking at case studies, students will design, develop and produce their own advert, film poster, film trailer and website to a high standard using digital technology. You will be mastering programmes such as Photoshop, as well as editing their own films on iMacs in our top-of the-range Mac suite. Media Studies links closely to GCSE English and the skills you learn can help you do better in both. Core activities in both subjects are analysing texts, communicating findings and being imaginative and creative. It also links to closely to GCSE Sociology and GCSE Psychology and you will develop a broad understanding of the impact of the Media in our world.

Students will have the chance to work independently, in small groups and as part of the whole class in lessons to explore and develop their own knowledge and skills. By truly understanding the media, students can understand the world. 

Assessment

  • 3 pieces of Course work (60% of overall mark)
  • In-depth analysis of adverts, film and magazines
  • Produce own advert, film poster, film trailer and website
  • Evaluate the success of work produced
  • Exam (40%) Pre-released material on a topic chosen by the exam board.  Most recent topics have been Science Fiction and Television News.  

Future Pathways

Having a Media GCSE shows employers you are confident, creative, able to express yourself fluently and able to influence others with your own ideas. These qualities are particularly well respected in the following fields: teaching, journalism, politics, creative media and business. It also prepares you for any further study in the Performing Arts fields.