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15/02/19

Excellent initiative from Y10 GCSE citizenship students raising money and awareness for ⁦ https://t.co/hgeb91PIZX

14/02/19

Thank you , your support is much appreciated.

13/02/19

Retweeted From Julia Church

A recent Ofsted inspection has praised de Stafford School in Caterham and says it is a "good" school - see https://t.co/ETnSgoSjy5 https://t.co/BmgzuugTzF

13/02/19

We look forward to welcoming the parents and carers of our Year 10 students from 4:30pm today

11/02/19

Pupils make ‘strong progress’ at our school, we have ‘well-trained teachers and a caring ethos’ according to our recent Ofsted report. There are plenty of other reasons why we are good - read them in our latest report https://t.co/ldIerXihqr https://t.co/xv396BSWsd

08/02/19

We are delighted to announce we are a ‘good’ school but don’t take our word for it, read our latest Ofsted report here https://t.co/ldIerXihqr

01/02/19

Due to the overnight snowfall we have taken the decision to operate a late start to the school day today (Friday). School will open at 9:30am whereby students should attend SAM time. They should be in full school uniform but may wear footwear more appropriate for the conditions.

31/01/19

Please follow this link to our website for an update regarding weather conditions https://t.co/I7EFkBrsWQ

31/01/19

We are able to open at the normal start time of 8:30am.

31/01/19

We are able to open at normal time this morning but please exercise great care if driving through the school car park. Students should arrive in normal school uniform but may wear footwear appropriate to the icy conditions.

30/01/19

Thank you to all our parents and carers of y11 students who braved the freezing weather to attend parents evening tonight; your support is much appreciated.

30/01/19

We look forward to giving our Year 11 parents/carers a warm welcome from 4:30pm today! Our site team have done a fantastic job ensuring the car park remains accessible despite the current weather conditions. https://t.co/66nxHwqIPZ

30/01/19

Fantastic effort from the site team, working since 5:30am to make the school safe. https://t.co/S1tNqHk04c

30/01/19

The school is open today with a late start for students due to icy conditions. School starts at 9:30am and students are to go straight to SAM.

28/01/19

With heavy snowfall currently forecast for tomorrow evening, we will be monitoring conditions closely. Please check the school website https://t.co/FcOUMuE3r0 or Twitter for updates. https://t.co/wdOi1gaBZc

28/01/19

Don't forget it's Year 11 Parents' Evening this Wednesday @ de Stafford . It's not too late to make an appointment if you haven't already! https://t.co/J9k94p88sO

25/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

⁩ DofE students starting off their Fitness session with Mr Harris learning all about setting targets, energy levels on expedition and building fitness! 💪🏻🧗🏻‍♀️🏃‍♂️ https://t.co/oz5gCMBJwL

18/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Great creativity in a Y7 Parkour lesson! Today’s focus was balance - students were tasked with making an aeroplane ✈️ https://t.co/ArCqQ6m7bF

17/01/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y7 Netball team for persevering in a tough match against a strong team today! Some excellent interceptions & well done to Phoebe R for a well deserved player of the match nomination! 👏🏻

16/01/19

We look forward to seeing all our Year 8 parents and carers at the Options Evening which starts at 6pm in the Main Hall https://t.co/GZRjMQVdcu

Head of Department: James Hogg
email: james.hogg@destafford.org.uk

The key characteristics of this course are:

GCSE Media Studies will help develop students’ interest and enjoyment of media texts.

Students will study films, television programmes, pop videos, advertising, magazines, video games, and newspapers etc. They will learn not only how to deconstruct and analyse such texts, but also how to construct their own in their own practical production work. Students will create their own magazine pages and other fun and exciting production tasks which will require them to use and apply the media theoretical framework. All media texts are studied and constructed in relation to media language, media industries, representation and audiences.

You will develop confidence in: practical production work as well as developing your analytical skills in a variety of different contexts.

You will develop confidence in:

  • Practical production work as well as developing your analytical skills in a variety of different contexts
  • Planning and carrying out practical work
  • Analysing media and moving image texts
  • Understanding the media key concepts and applying them to analytical and practical production work

Course Descriptions and Expectations

At key stage 4, students will study both audio-visual, web based, radio, film and print media. Students will develop awareness of the technical elements of construction in addition to related media concepts such as representation, audience, industries and media language. Students will also study the wider social, historical, cultural and political significance of these issues.

The current EDUQUAS GCSE Media Studies course attracts an increasingly large number of students every year because it makes learning interesting, challenging, creative and fun. It offers rigorous but accessible learning on a subject of key importance in the world today.

The specification offers:

  • Extensive and meaningful coverage of media theory and practice
  • Practical work which integrates theories and concepts
  • A choice of assignments for production work
  • The chance to study across a range of different media
  • Opportunities to learn about real media products and industries

Examinations and Assessment

We follow the Eduquas Media Studies specification.
This course has two exams which are an hour and a half in length which is worth 70% of the final grade. There is also a non exam assessment which is worth 30% of the GCSE.

Component One: Exploring the Media.

What is assessed? Questions will focus on media language and representation. Written exam : 1 hour 30 minutes 40% of the GCSE

Component Two: Understanding Media Forms and Products.

What is assessed? Section A = Television. One question on either media language or representation based on an extract from one of the set television episodes. One question on media industries, audiences or contexts.
Section B =  Music. One question on either media language or representation (reference to contexts may be required). One question on media industries, audiences or media contexts. Written exam : 1 hour 30 minutes 84 marks 35% of the GCSE

Non Exam Assessment:

What is assessed? An individual media production for an intended audience in response to a set of briefs set by WJEC, applying knowledge and understanding o media language and representation.

30% of the GCSE - Assessed by teachers - Moderated by Eduquas. Students produce: A statement of aims as well as a media product for an intended audience which meets the requirements of a set brief.

What’s next?

Media Studies can lead to careers in the Media industry which is a rapidly expanding field. In terms of further education, GCSE Media Studies lends itself to other subjects such as English and English Literature as these are also analytical in essence. In the past, students have also combined a study of Media with performing arts, graphic design, art and other multimedia subjects.