Media Studies is designed to encourage pupils to:
- • enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives;
- • develop critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts and through the creative application of practical skills;
- • explore production processes, technologies and other relevant contexts; and
- • become independent in research skills and their application in their practical work and in developing their own views and interpretations.
The practical element of the course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge to evaluate how genre, media conventions and technical and symbolic elements are manipulated to make representations and meaning. Our pupils work in a range of media forms to develop products that demonstrate their technical proficiency and understanding of the codes and conventions used by producers.