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Media Studies

Name of Department: Media Studies

Lead Teacher: Mrs S Elliott

Our approach to the BTEC Media Studies curriculum

Media Studies allows pupils to develop practical skills to create their own media products as part of their assessment which is in part through workplace focused assignment briefs. These media products can range from creating magazines, cover design, print adverts, posters and flyers. Within Media Studies you will develop the ability to interpret and understand how media products have been created, and the social political aspects of their design.

Curriculum content

Key Stage 4

We study the Pearson BTEC Tech Award (2022) in Creative Media.

This course is assessed fully as set assignments with no external examination:

Component 1: Exploring Media Products. Learners will develop their understanding of how media products create meaning for their audiences, as well as examining existing products and exploring media production techniques. Assessed by 10 hour set assignment (30%)

Component 2: Developing Digital Media Production Skills. Learners will develop and apply skills and techniques in media production processes. Assessed by 10 hour set assignment (30%)

Component 3: Create a Media Product in response to a brief. Learners will develop and apply their planning and production skills and techniques to create a media product in response to a brief. Assessed by 10 hour set assignment (40%)

High Quality Teaching which is responsive to the needs of pupils is at the heart of the curriculum. Teachers are aware of the pupils in their class who have special education needs and adapt their teaching to meet actions outlined in their Education Health Care Plan.

We have:

· High ambitions and set stretching targets for all

· clear tracking of progress towards these targets

· Regular reviews of the additional or different provision that is made for them

· A commitment to promote positive outcomes in the wider areas of personal and social development

We aim to encourage pupils to consider non-stereotyped career options.

Progression Map

Media Studies Progression Map

How you can find out more about the BTEC Media Studies curriculum:

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