Media Studies

Head of Department:  Robin Kemp

Members of Department:

  • Emily Hughes
  • Laura Pickering

Subject Information

Media Studies is an exciting, challenging subject and is extremely populare with pupils.

It involves the study of a range of media, including television, film, comics, the music industry, computer games and websites.

The Media Department is staffed by a small team of enthusiastic and highly committed teachers, with experience of teaching this subject to A Level. Pupils are taught in groups of 24 or under in dedicated Media Suites, which are equipped with 25 Apple Mac computers, these are loaded with professional media software packages such as Final Cut Pro and iMovie, allowing our students to use industry standard technology in their own production work.

We regularly review our curriculum to ensure it prepares pupils for exam success, develops independent learning skills and, most importantly, to ensure that it is stimulating, challenging and enjoyable. At Key Stage 4, our pupils follow the OCR GCSE Media Studies course, while at Key Stage 5 our pupils follow the OCR AS/A2 Media Studies course.

We are committed to mixed ability teaching and recognise that to do this effectively the curriculum has to be planned carefully, ensuring progression, support and challenge. Pupils’ progress is carefully tracked and intervention strategies are employed to support pupils who are underachieving.