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Media Studies

Media Studies is a highly relevant subject in today’s world filled with TV, Film and social media platforms to name but a few. The Media department are committed to opening the eyes of students to the manipulation of the media, as well as the awe of the worldwide industry. Both GCSE and A Level Specifications have been reformed this year (2017) to reflect the changing world of Media and ensure that the courses explore each area of the industry.

As a department the subject has sole use of a suite of Mac computers, as well as two classrooms of PC’s. Students enrolled in Media courses can book to use SLR cameras, digital cameras, tripod and lighting equipment to ensure the work they produce is of high production value.

All Media Studies Courses are with the WJEC/Eduqas exam board.


Staff List

Miss R Baker (Head of Department)
Mr D Mottershead


We are lucky to have a number of Year 13 prefects who are associated with the department and support the work of the teachers and students, as well as assisting at department events.


Media spans many different platforms and genres and the Media Industry is an exciting and competitive place. The Media department regularly run trips aimed to inspire students and bring the subject to life. Most recent trips have included a day at Sky Studios Headquarters in London, touring the studios, participating in TV scheduling tasks and gaining an insight into careers in the company.


Another example is Warner Brothers Studio Tour London. The Making of Harry Potter. whereby students participated in a ‘script to screen’ lesson at Hogwarts and toured the sets, props and backlots from the worldwide film franchise.



Google classroom &

The Media Department utilises the use of google classroom to allow students to work at their pace and access lesson resources and materials both in and outside of the classroom.

In A level Media, NEA work (previously known as coursework) is completed on a blog. All students automatically have blogger accounts with the use of their school realsmart log in details.