Hull Trinity House Academy recognises the value of learning about contemporary arts subjects. As part of the options at KS4, GCSE Media Studies is taught for 3 lessons per week. It is taught by an experienced media teacher, Mrs Mills, who has won national school competitions in the field of the media.
Mrs G. Mills
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GCSE Media Studies focuses on developing analysis and production skills across the print, moving image and e-media landscape. The course is designed to build on existing experience of the media, such as TV, comics and films, to develop abilities to explore and create media texts. It builds on skills that you have developed from a variety of different subjects, including Art, Computing and English, including academic and practical tasks throughout.
The academic and practical tasks of GCSE Media Studies are organised in terms of the two central activities: thinking about the media, involving investigating media texts and their various contexts; creating for the media, involving planning, producing and presenting media texts. Learning will be about: media texts (explored in terms of genre, narrative and representation); the organisations behind those texts; and the audiences for, and users of, those texts. The types of media texts that may be studied are science-fiction films, comic books, magazines, music videos, TV dramas, video games, advertising or the news.
There are a wide variety of learning opportunities in Media Studies, including individual, pair and small group work. The course ensures the development of analytical techniques, supporting ideas and arguments with evidence and developing a range of different presentational skills.
40% of the final grade in Media Studies is assessed through a written examination paper. 60% of the final grade in Media Studies is assessed through controlled assessment, which consists of two written textual investigations of 400-850 words (10% for each investigation) and one media production consisting of research, planning, the production itself and an evaluation (40%).
Filmclub forms part of the extracurricular offer for GCSE Media Studies. Through Filmclub, there are opportunities to review films and enter into national competitions.
Detailed Course Outline with enrichment activities can be downloaded below: