Media looks at how we are communicated with via the press and other media outlets. It provides a range of skills that are useful in the world of work and other subjects, these include interpretation, analysis and evaluation.
Key Stage 4
Media Studies focuses on the different ways that audiences communicate with each other as well as how we are communicated with by a variety of media platforms.
The platforms students will investigate and analyse during the course are: broadcast (T.V. radio, films), print media (newspapers, magazines), and e-media (internet, social-media). During the course, students will study a range of topics and key media theories and concepts for example: genre and representation.
The Media Studies course will develop a variety of skills which will allow students to identify how the media effects audiences today.
Media Studies empowers students to become informed of the world around them on a social and political level as well as interpret and decipher media messages they are exposed to on a daily basis.
Students will study key topics such as: