Media

Mrs. K. Hosey

Head of Department

“At FUS a study of the Media is wholly relevant to the contemporary world in a way that is not covered by other subject areas – the media has a powerful overt and covert influence on our lives in the domains of industry and commerce, technology, culture, communication and society, encoding key messages, themes, values and ideologies, political representations and personal identity.

It is a rigorous, academic subject that combines theoretical analysis, industry relevance, practical production but also critical debate.

The subject has a strong contemporary focus but also contextualises the past and understands the future.

As a result, lessons are relevant, dynamic and interesting and allow learners to explore their own cultural reference points within a solid, academic underpinning framework.”

GCSE Media StudiesWJEC Exam 70%, Coursework 30%

Year 10 – you will study advertising, film marketing, magazines, newspapers, video games and TV crime drama looking at representation, technical code analysis, audience issues and industry perspective.

Year 11 – you will complete your coursework on film marketing, magazine extract or the opening to a new TV crime drama and will study radio and music videos.

BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Creative Digital Media ProductionEdexcel Exam 40% Coursework 60%

Year 10 – you will study TV crime drama, print adverts and video games and will produce your first coursework piece. You will practice a range of different film production techniques to develop these skills for your coursework.

Year 11 – you will complete your second coursework piece reworking a music video or fashion magazine and will prepare for the external assessment responding to a client brief

Facilities and resources

We have two computer rooms dedicated to Media students which include Photoshop and Adobe Premier Pro software. We also have 10 cameras and tripods and a green screen for students to borrow.

Extra-curricular

We run trips to Disneyland Paris every other year and have also run in the past trips to Harry Potter Studios, Redweb (a digital agency in Bournemouth) and Bournemouth University. Media students have the opportunity to be part of FUS Film Crew who film school events and can link with our feeder schools to film their events too. There are also opportunities to work with outside clients to produce promotional material, for example Sustrans and Moors Valley Park Run.