Media Studies will help students to develop an understanding of the world they live in, looking at the impact of popular media such as: film and television, publishing, music, computer games, the news and social media. As well as analysing the effect of the media on our daily lives, students will have the opportunity to create and design their own work in our Media suite using Apple Mac computers, mini iPads, our lighting suite and video cameras. Here students will practise their skills in photo editing, magazine production and film making.
Study at Key Stage Four
We offer two courses: BTEC Creative Media and GCSE Media Studies. Both courses cover a range of practical and written skills: the BTEC course offers students an opportunity to look at 'how' the media industry works through a more vocational qualification, whereas the GCSE course asks students to analyse 'why?' Each qualification is assessed with one external exam; the BTEC exam is worth 25% of your final grade and the GCSE exam is worth 70% of your final grade. The rest of the work is assessed by the teacher through controlled assessment tasks and will cover a range of topics such as: advertising, film promotion and marketing, e-magazines and publishing.
“The Amery Quill” reporters meet every Monday after school. We have students of all ages writing articles for the student magazine on wide-ranging topics – from book reviews to school events. We aim to publish two magazines a year.