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22/04/18

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19/04/18

Fantastic to be here at St George's, Hanover Square performing as part of Commonwealth Resounds with students from and Apollo Youth Choir. Rehearsal is sounding great! https://t.co/2phzHEYWv1

19/04/18

South London Gallery came in to work with Year 7. Students were creating their own comic strips using historical paintings. The work produced will be printed professionally and will be part of an exhibition in July at the South London Gallery. https://t.co/tnFI1XImO0

18/04/18

Congratulations to our talented musicians on their recent music exam success! 🎶 https://t.co/V1gzuf9ou4

18/04/18

Year 11 Raising Achievement Evening is on Tuesday 24th April 2018 from 6.00pm - 7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming all Year 11 Parents and Carers.

16/04/18

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16/04/18

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Lovely to meet Head of Music A great community within Peckham with students really soaking up their love for the music and the arts! @#InspireOurYputh https://t.co/sGhsb8YRMj

16/04/18

Miss Hamner shows off her violin skills with students at the multi story orchestra https://t.co/Gi1czra35Y

15/04/18

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Heard some amazing stories about the youth of the Peckham community from Head of music Aspiring students residing in this great school providing them with great opportunities to expand their talents! https://t.co/zYrFJngFIv

15/04/18

We hope you are having an enjoyable and restful break. We look forward to welcoming all students back to the Academy on Monday 16th April at 8:25am.

13/04/18

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09/04/18

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Congratulations to you all on a great performance this evening.

09/04/18

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Really enjoyed working on this project! Amazing work once again . Well done to all the students involved - they have been awesome! https://t.co/aIgj2n0qJd

09/04/18

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09/04/18

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Huge congrats to all the incredible musicians from who performed with us in Noye's Fludde with . You were all totally awesome! https://t.co/6buGwDvARa

06/04/18

Good luck to our fantastic music students in their performances of Noye's Fludde today and tomorrow! Just warming up for the matinee. 🎶 https://t.co/lgZsR7ew7r

31/03/18

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30/03/18

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We're so proud of Crispin for his excellent performance in the Speak Out challenge regional final last night . Many congrats to winner Omotola from and all the other fantastic contestants. What a great event! https://t.co/ibK8Urmb3H

29/03/18

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Harris Academies
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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.

Sixth Form Course Offer September 2016

Department

Media Studies

Courses

AS/ A2 Media Studies (1571, 2571)

Exam Board

AQA

Course Description

 

 

 

 

50% of AS

25% of A Level

80 Marks

 

50% of AS

25% of A Level

80 Marks

 

 

 

 

 

25% of A Level

80 Marks

 

 

 

25% of A Level

80 Marks

 

 

AS Units

Unit 1 and Unit 2 allow students to study the media landscape. These will cover the key media concepts and platforms that used to present the media in its different forms and formats.

 

Unit 1: Investigating Media requires the students to sit a two hour exam in which they carry out a cross-media study for an unseen examination. The topic for the examination changes yearly.

 

 

Unit 2: Creating Media is a practical unit where students work independently to create a cross-media product. The brief for this unit is again changed yearly. This unit is also designed to arm the students with the knowledge and information to succeed in the examination and gain the required AS to progress into A2.

 

A2 Units

Unit 3 and Unit 4 allows students to demonstrate both a synoptic and holistic understanding of what was studied in the AS unit.

 

Unit 3: Critical Perspectives encourages students to demonstrate their understanding of the media concepts and develop their approach to the media and its role in today’s society. For example, social, political, historical and economical. Students are again required to sit a two hour exam with a yearly changed the exam topic.

 

Unit 4: Research and Production is a practical unit divided into two parts. Critical investigation (research) and Linked production (production). Students are to research a current media related debate of their choice. They are then to create a media production that is linked to their research.

 

Entry Requirements

Minimum: 5A*-C in English and Maths