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20/07/17

We say farewell to one of the greats of Careers Education https://t.co/ieUJCSDf6s

20/07/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

Beautiful afternoon for the staff Softball game, Britain and Ireland vs the Rest of the World! https://t.co/sxWJbaoUCO

20/07/17

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Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

20/07/17

Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

18/07/17

Retweetd From Liz

visit to see Fiona working hard with Jack Petchey team. https://t.co/A6Zm3q4tS6

17/07/17

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Artist Tricia Trotman-Maraj work experience student; Saffron from https://t.co/4ue134NTUJ

13/07/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Jack breaks the record! Congrats huge 190! https://t.co/lQr9ld7aKS

13/07/17

thought you might like to see the victorious relay team https://t.co/U9Y6L7QjJS

13/07/17

Perhaps one for to explore

13/07/17

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Congratulations. Maybe we can get your pupils interested in supporting this year. Looking for local support at the Arena!

13/07/17

News from Federation sports day Boys overall 2nd. Girls overall 5th. Outstanding - apart from the musical the best thing of the year

13/07/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Such pride for students competing Sports Day! Special note goes to the Active Science athletes. Wow!

13/07/17

you would have loved seeing the athleticism & expertise across all disciplines today at Sports Day https://t.co/7wzJ1x2Df3

13/07/17

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What makes humanity? Today 17 secondary schools stood in silence & applauded man of hope, grit, intelligence & so many prospects https://t.co/2g6D13fnxj

13/07/17

We stood (students & staff) as one Harris family to salute our wonderful teacher Michael, a man full of hope: full of optimism, grit & wit https://t.co/1v6AivYFwL

13/07/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

A really special tribute paid at sports day to Michael teacher hundreds of students fell silent and applauded him. RIP ❤️

13/07/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Our boy Jack! https://t.co/VW2CQhML52

13/07/17

All present & correct for Federation Sports Day https://t.co/o7wczcQQPa

13/07/17

Sunny day at Crystal Palace stadium https://t.co/bY4lTq7o3V

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.