“The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
Media Studies is an optional subject for KS4 pupils. Media Studies is taught across three lessons per week at Year 10 and four lessons per week at Year 11. The final assessment consists of two exams in Year 11 and a NEA production which has to be submitted. The exam board that is taught is Educas (part of WJEC).
At Harris Academy Tottenham, we believe that it is vital that pupils are equipped with the relevant tools in order to challenge the messages around them. Media is now a huge factor in everyday life, both through personal engagement as well as being able to access it, pupils need to explore the media world in a critical manner.
We are dedicated to ensuring that every child is an excellent communicator and creator. We embed a passion for analysing the media as well as providing the opportunity for pupils to create their own productions through our progressive curriculum.
Ms S Begum – Subject Lead for Media Studies