RESULTS DAYS: A-level and BTEC Level 3 - Thursday 15 August. GCSE - Thursday 22 August



Media Faculty 

Mr C Dennett

Mr T Clark

For more details on our Media curriculum, please contact or 01202 578886 

Media is a course that comprises of Digital Media Sectors and Audiences. Students have the opportunity to develop their skills in film making, music videos and trailers. Students are encouraged to publish their work and to become proficient digital media makers. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Media related competitions.

Students are taught all the skills needed for media industry projects, making the most of our Recording Studio and cameras, lighting equipment and editing software. Teachers bring in depth knowledge from media professions and experience.

A range of creative projects across the courses require research, analysis, planning, logistics, team working, film and editing skills, presentation, leadership, technical ability and creativity. All students are encouraged to perform a range of roles, as well as playing to any existing media production strengths and interests. We have nurtured links with Sky News and Bournemouth University as well as independent film companies. Our projects this year have included; music video production, game shows, fiction films, promotional videos and documentary.

We are currently developing our own TV production company run by students and broadcast on YouTube to create regular content and to give experience of presenting, producing, camera work etc.

Media showreel –

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Students that opt to specialise in this discipline at Key Stage 4  complete a GCSE in Media Studies.

There are 3 core areas of learning within the GCSE Media Studies course; you may have a lesson on one specific area or it could be a combination of all 3 areas.

  • Component 1: Exploring the Media
  • Component 2: Understanding Media Forms and Products
  • Component 3: Creating Media Products

Practical Components = 30%

Theoretical Components = 70%

Media Specification

Key Stage 5 Curriculum 

Entry requirements:

Grade 5 or above in English & Maths

Within Key Stage 5 students will study 10 units of work that contribute to a BTEC Level 3 Technical qualification in Creative Media. These units include a wide range of Practical and theoretical Media disciplines. Units that our BTEC students may study are:


Unit 3 – Digital Media Skills (Externally Assessed)

Unit 7 – Media Enterprise Skills

Unit 8 – Responding To A Commission (Externally Assessed)

Unit 10 – Film Production

Unit 37 – Visual Effects

Optional units include:

Unit 18 – Storyboarding For Digital Media

Unit 20 – Single Camera Techniques

Unit 21 – Film Editing

Unit 24 – Sound Editing

Unit 33 – 2D Animation

BTEC Level 3 Specification