Media is taught by

Mr S Ravendran Curriculum Team Leader
Ms S Ali Media Teacher
Ms O Ojuko Media Teacher

KS4

Courses offered

WJEC Media studies

Curriculum content & aims

The media play a central role in contemporary society and culture.  They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, viewpoints and messages they offer.  In addition, they importantly provide us with ways to communicate, with forms of cultural expression and enable us to participate in key aspects of society.  The economic importance of the media is also unquestionable.  The media industries employ large numbers of people worldwide and operate as commercial industries on a global scale. The global nature of the contemporary media, coupled with ongoing technological developments and more opportunities to interact with the media, suggest that their centrality in contemporary life can only increase.

Details of studies per year

  • Television
  • Film
  • Radio
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Video games
  • Music Videos

How are they assessed

70% exam 30% coursework

Home learning (frequency and expectations)

Fortnightly

How parents/carers can support their child

Use Showmyhomework to monitor completion of homework

Read newspaper(s)/watch news with your child

Possible careers

  • Media planner
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Programme researcher, broadcasting/film/video
  • Public relations officer
  • Runner, broadcasting/film/video
  • Social media manager
  • Television/film/video producer

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Editorial
  • Event organiser
  • Information officer
  • Magazine journalist
  • Market researcher
  • Writer

Here are some links to useful websites related to Media:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/ztnygk7

https://media.edusites.co.uk/category/c/wjec-gcse-media-studies/

How parents or other members of other public can find out more about the curriculum/syllabus you are following.

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/media-studies/r-media-studies-gcse-2017/

Name of person in the Media department who parents can contact if they need more information about your syllabus.

Suresh Ravendran

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