Media

Subject Leader: Mrs A Walker

Overview

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MEDIA

Subject Leader: Miss K Bishop

Overview

The Media Department has been judged as good with outstanding features based on the most recent department review.

Media resources include an editing suite, access to a wide range of video cameras, sound recording and editing equipment, and a full range of video editing and graphic design software. A green screen, seven tripods and lights also help students to add a more professional standard to finished practical productions. 

Strengths

The Subject Leader for Media Studies is organised, has clarity and communicates her vision to the department very successfully.  Meetings and briefings are used to build the team ethos, share best practice and develop staff knowledge.

Students make outstanding progress in very carefully planned, structured lessons where students are challenged .

Students are well supported by help sheets, key vocabulary, open ended questioning.

There is a very robust tracking system in place with close and detailed monitoring of students’ work.

Students are given opportunities to personalise coursework which results in high levels of engagement. 

CTEC briefs are detailed and adapted to suit the needs of individual students, covering both practical and theoretical units.

Feedback is exemplary with teachers explaining clearly how to make the next steps.   

Students’ views and attitudes

Students enjoy Media Studies.
They say that they enjoy that "we get to study many different topics, so the content that we cover is constantly changing, which makes everything all the more interesting" and that they like receiving "constant feedback". 
Effort, Behaviour, Homework grading continues to be positive during data collections.

 

Enrichment and intervention

Year 9, 10 and 11 went to Sutton Empire to watch 'No Time To Die'.  This enhanced their study of the Bond franchise - an examination topic.

Intervention for examination year groups and those completing coursework is provided by the department.

Destinations

A total of 4 students. 1 student went to University Creative Arts to study Film and Television Production. 1 student went on to study Creative Advertising. 1 chose to do Media Communications. 1 student who deferred their studies in 2020 chose to do Film Making.

 

Future Developments

To ensure all students make outstanding progress with a focus on the progress of boys.

To focus on reviewing / revising curriculum content at KS4 and KS5 due to updates to course content from the exam board. 

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