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24/03/17

Amazing afternoon at Rosslyn Park 7s. Big win after some special coaching from legend .… https://t.co/uDDz4Z4wOZ

23/03/17

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

23/03/17

Students attending Athletics training on Tuesday evening. Training to improve track & field.… https://t.co/SIgRaYwZY6

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 A… https://t.co/NiAayNtBaW

23/03/17

Girls athletics training has commenced with a record number of 40 girls attending training! Wednesdays @ HASN… https://t.co/TiiERlygJ5

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… https://t.co/syqjPdlJH6

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/Bh6kFLw8ls

17/03/17

The girls on the Norwood Talent ID Programme learning how to race BMX https://t.co/edZxQ9rq5N

17/03/17

Patrick on the ball before scoring one of his 3 goals in the 6-2 cup quarter final win for the Year 10 Boys over Ha… https://t.co/6vDtaXvXQI

16/03/17

Harris students had a very exciting and productive day creating the BBC School Report Video 2017. Click here… https://t.co/MBJykTO5nY

15/03/17

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The sun is out and year 5 are enjoying their early morning Basketball session thanks Harris Academy South Norwood.… https://t.co/056paGm2nq

15/03/17

Thanks to for delivering the session 'Interview Success' to our Year 12s - a great job by Evelina,… https://t.co/aEXcdnOfby

14/03/17

Great catch from Joel, one for the future and https://t.co/vW6c5tZepe

14/03/17

Big thanks to coming down to teach our pupils about Ultimate Frisbee. https://t.co/6GmlbTUyPZ

09/03/17

Year 8 Boys secure a strong win against Oasis Coulsdon. Goals from Edison, Donnell, Russell and Benedict in the 4-2… https://t.co/APt0XYFkM7

09/03/17

Big win for Y9 against St Joseph's. The boys are top of the league, thanks to a goal from Luca and another clean sh… https://t.co/M4ou8iN9TS

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.