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19/09/18

See our new Extension and Enrichment Programme! https://t.co/1NyTTMMJWP

18/09/18

Less than 24 hours until this... https://t.co/omOyeVptAg

18/09/18

We look forward to warmly welcoming Year 5 and Year 6 Parents and Carers to our upcoming open evening and open mornings https://t.co/VHhQPQPpzn

18/09/18

An intense chess match between James and Ben in the library today! https://t.co/5fhWFBEuzl

18/09/18

Some more pictures of our Music Students practicing during our first Chamber Ensemble session of the year. Fantastic focus and independent work on challenging music. Well done! 🎶 https://t.co/W5uqa5lNuP

18/09/18

Music Students practicing during our first Chamber Ensemble session of the year. Fantastic focus and independent work on challenging music. Well done! 🎶 https://t.co/gwLXsGAlz9

17/09/18

Interviews for Franklin Scholars taking place today at Harris Peckham. Good luck to our applicants! https://t.co/4WbT2cOwZC

14/09/18

We look forward to warmly welcoming Year 5 and Year 6 Parents and Carers to our upcoming open evening and open mornings. https://t.co/0SpVhar3j6

13/09/18

Huge thanks to GB athlete for coming to HAP and inspiring our athletes of the future! https://t.co/qFQTEqngaj

12/09/18

Retweetd From Mountview

Thank you for having us! had a great time working with your talented students.

12/09/18

One week until this... https://t.co/C04XxTYSsw

12/09/18

Fantastic to welcome to our Academy to work with our Drama students this week. Inspiring first session of this great project. See you again next week! https://t.co/Gk9F7BBAAJ

10/09/18

Thank you Olly Offord from for launching a fantastic mentoring program for 15 of our Year 10 students. https://t.co/mggzwndzuZ

23/08/18

Good luck to all our Year 11 students for Looking forward to seeing you from 10am.

04/08/18

Retweetd From Josie Verghese

Time for some action - no better way to enjoy live classical 🎻🥁🎺 than up high amongst the cool of the concrete, rumble of trains on rails and surrounded by south London young people, families and musicians? Nowhere, obvs! https://t.co/X66f74GqR6

04/08/18

Retweetd From The Multi-Story Orch

Thanks to for being the most incredible hosts for all our rehearsals and workshops - and especially to a certain very special music teacher who made it all such a massive success.

04/08/18

It was our pleasure! Thanks for creating such a wonderful experience for our students! https://t.co/J3dseqGzHv

04/08/18

Congratulations to and our brilliant students on a fantastic concert this afternoon!! So proud of you all working so hard during the holidays! https://t.co/stO4dv1bJ1

03/08/18

Fantastic to be hosting rehearsals this week for their big Youth concert tomorrow. 3pm in Peckham Carpark. Great to see some of our students involved! https://t.co/GtYnereI0U

01/08/18

Retweetd From The Multi-Story Orch

What a brilliant start to our Youth Choir project! Thanks so much to for hosting us for rehearsals today and to for our trip to MyMuseum! https://t.co/C0diFBDEnX

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Media Studies

INTRODUCTION

We live in a media-saturated world. From video clips on your phone, to TV ads to blockbuster movies, to     posters at the bus stop, to the music in your earphones, you are surrounded by media messages for most of your waking hours.

How do you make sense of them all?

How do you know what they are trying to communicate — both on an obvious and a less obvious level?

How do you know how much you have been influenced — consciously or subconsciously — by these media messages? Does the media reflect your reality, or control the way you view it?

If you are interested in answering these questions GCSE Media Studies is the subject for you.


AIMS OF THE COURSE

It has been said that media literacy is as important to living in the 21st century as regular literacy was to the 20th century. Media Studies helps you develop an important set of skills that will help you navigate the rest of your education and then, your working life. Students of GCSE Media Studies will learn how to:

  • Appreciate the ways in which the producers of Media texts use specific “languages” to communicate   meaning to an audience;
  • Respond to Media texts showing an informed understanding of the messages and values conveyed;
  • Demonstrate an understanding that Media texts are products produced within an industrial context.

Use industry standard Software and Hardware to create and produce Media texts.


COURSEWORK

Coursework 60% - to include a portfolio of production (choice of Print, Video, Radio) and accompanying written work.


HOW YOU ARE ASSESSED

One exam:
Advertising & Marketing (40%)
Television Game Shows

One Media Production (40%)
Research, planning, Production, Evaluation (Moving image, Radio, Web, Print, TV, Music, Video game).

Two Textual Investigations (20%)
1. Film 2. Newspaper


USEFUL RESOURCES AND FURTHER INFORMATION

GCSE Media can lead to a range of ‘next steps’ including:

  • Studying Media at AS/A Level;
  • Taking other media related qualifications;
  • Undertaking qualifications in other subjects;
  • Starting work in the media industry at a ‘trainee’ level.