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31/03/17

The Geographical Explorers have officially launched their garden project: Operation Unearthing Horticulture! https://t.co/d13XQTWNzr

31/03/17

South Norwood’s Crystal Palace Foundation Academy players get to watch the 1st team train and meet the players and management. https://t.co/Gqbs8MU4gD

31/03/17

A respectable joint 3rd for the year 8 netball team in the Federation Netball Tournament https://t.co/rTf42XzH16

31/03/17

Teachers give their predictions on the Y9/10 V Y11 game! Today is the day! £1 Entry, 2:00PM at HAUN https://t.co/Lt0cz533zn

29/03/17

Mr Ruddock addresses the Yr10 troops. They were unlucky to lose to a well drilled Trinity team https://t.co/4aAJNw5LOk

29/03/17

Kyle-Luke and Kwadwo perform their party tricks https://t.co/4Td1AzcFbr

29/03/17

Y9 are two times Federation Rugby Champions after beating Beckenham in the final #🔥 https://t.co/iVAR4qnptD

29/03/17

The Yr9 football team having an incredible season, they've reached the Croydon Cup Final for the 2nd year with a 5-1 win over Trinity. https://t.co/b4iCO5fjgj

29/03/17

Y7s rugby was cancelled but that didn't stop us organising our own game in the sun! https://t.co/8Og5ORBnuD

27/03/17

Executive Principal Blog Update 26th March 2017 https://t.co/ghegWOoMi1 https://t.co/sSveEJe1ME

24/03/17

Amazing afternoon at Rosslyn Park 7s. Big win after some special coaching from legend . https://t.co/0fo9hkWUFg

23/03/17

Thanks to coming in to teach our TalentID students about fitness and nutrition. https://t.co/8oGGg7QfN5

23/03/17

Students attending Athletics training on Tuesday evening. Training to improve track & field. https://t.co/Zc7UgCqrCM

23/03/17

Yr 7 Girls coming 4th in a Croydon League Netball tournament out of 13 schools. Top work ladies! https://t.co/83AK7NMdl8

23/03/17

Yr 10 GCSE students began their path to becoming Sports Leaders today as they started studying for the Game Force Award. https://t.co/7Z99MYikOY

23/03/17

Girls athletics training has commenced with a record number of 40 girls attending training! Wednesdays @ HASN https://t.co/IK5lQpegTO

17/03/17

Our boys beat Oxford 2-1. A great attitude shown by all with Nathan scoring the winner! https://t.co/0y3opX18Y1

17/03/17

Great day out in Portsmouth with the Norwood Talent ID Footballers. Training, meeting the 1st Team Squad and seeing a win. https://t.co/YsGvcSl399

17/03/17

Y9 boys are in the Federation Football Finals after a 5-4 win at Beckenham https://t.co/1Lc0x00EuC

17/03/17

The boys at Burgess Park BMX track, Norwood ID Programme allowing pupils to sample a variety of different sports https://t.co/5yUU20Do0r

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.