Mrs S Davies (English)
Mrs J Davies (second in English faculty)
Welcome to Media Studies. The information you are about to read will show you everything you can do in Media and how to do it well.
Media Studies has to be one of the most entertaining lessons of all time! We talk about pretty much everything to do with media, from film to printed media – even the way the weather is presented.
In Media, we explore different topics associated with… well…Media! Below is a list of what you may study:
News (print and electronic)
Sport on TV
We don’t just talk about topics like Films and Television, we also get to understand Media Terms which are what is associated with Media Topics e.g. Genre – Audience – Narrative – Organisation
What else do you study in Media?
Media isn’t just work, we also get fun things to do in the topic. We had a trip to the British Media Museum in Bradford for a workshop on animation and we have also visited the BBC Roadshow and got a chance to read the news and weather.
We use cameras for animation, make our own cartoon characters and we even watch films.
Films we have studied so far include:
Wallace and Gromit
War of the Worlds
The Corpse Bride
We have also studied coverage of:
The Olympics and Commonwealth Games
The Course Spec
For a GCSE qualification in Media Studies you need:
The course consists of 3 units which are:
2 Textual investigations – Genre and Narrative
1 Production piece which includes research and planning
With further study, you could find a job in any of the following institutions: