Media Studies is both a creative and analytical subject which is taught in KS4 & KS5.
Media is essential in developing our students as discerning users of all types of media, hopefully giving them the ability to be more selective in their responses to it and to understand that money is the key driver in many applications which are marketed as tools. They also have the opportunity to identify bias, representation and inaccuracy in information as they research, making them effective users of the internet. Threading through all the units is the teaching of important industry software like the Adobe family- Photoshop, Adobe Air etc. They also learn to use basic ICT tools like Windows Movie Maker, Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher. With any technology comes frustration and friction but Media teaches them patience and endurance and gives them secure skills in problem solving and team building.