Media - Subjects - de Stafford School
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07/08/18

Retweeted From Hewitts of Croydon

Will you be attending this September? If you haven't bought your uniform at our school visit in July, online or in store already; make sure you come to store ASAP to guarantee all you need for a September start... don't get caught out! https://t.co/yZH1yRJY60

20/07/18

Congratulations to our newly appointed senior prefect team. https://t.co/R3Ubin6wrH

19/07/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

People of caterham and beyond we are almost there! The building works are on schedule for the grand new works to the centre. will be the great new addition to the site, with a range of snacks soon to be available! ☕️☕️

19/07/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

We are delighted to announce that ⁦⁩ has been awarded a 3rd consecutive Silver Games Mark! We are very proud of our students for their dedication to all aspects of school sport including volunteers & leaders! Thanks to ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/jrARfApvWT

18/07/18

Congratulations to a select group of students for receiving recognition from Mr Garner this morning for accumulating so many achievement points this year. https://t.co/2PFu93IyzT

17/07/18

Thank to our Y8 Parents/Carers who attended this morning's Celebration Assembly. Tomorrow, it is the turn of Y10; we look forward to seeing you then.

17/07/18

Congratulations to SAM group 8ZKE who have also been awarded a Mufti Day tomorrow for the amount of achievement points received! https://t.co/4zPakMQc9N

17/07/18

Well done to students in SAM 7RBR who have been awarded a Mufti Day tomorrow for the best attendance record in Year 7 this year. https://t.co/6P3SWzVnMA

16/07/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

The new entrance lobby at is starting to take shape. Great work in this hot weather. https://t.co/t6JXpTb2uq

16/07/18

Lovely to welcome so many parents/carers to our Y7 Celebration Assembly this morning, thank you for your support. We look forward to the Y8 event tomorrow morning. Please do join us, if you can.

15/07/18

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Well done to Mr Tanner and Miss Owen for delivering their Masters research at the St Mary's University Research Conference yesterday. Another two members of staff completing their MA. Well done to staff from and also, great achievement! https://t.co/9pSGdhjqP2

13/07/18

students have landed at Heathrow. What a difference to see only grey clouds! 😩

13/07/18

Retweeted From Rachel Picken

held the GLF Year 9 GCSEs skills Bootcamp today for & students. The students' descriptive writing& literary analysis was inspirational. Thanks to & Mr Matthews for his lecture on the Victorians https://t.co/DHouJDVrOp

13/07/18

Fantastic work from the Interact Club, helping to clear the local community of litter. https://t.co/osLkhFCeNb

13/07/18

Retweeted From Kerrie Cook

Year 9 English conference is well underway. Session 3 (The Victorians) is in full swing. With https://t.co/wnWUg8Nl7i

13/07/18

Well done to our fantastic team of volunteers from the Interact Club who are heading out to clear the ‘100 Steps’ footpath of litter this afternoon https://t.co/qlqpE3dOcs

13/07/18

Another early start, ready for La Reigna Sofía museum. Some tired smiles (again!). https://t.co/k3xflLAQdc

12/07/18

Having a lovely afternoon at Parque Warner. The students have made some new llama friends. https://t.co/EDtv4jITaB

12/07/18

Even the teachers had a great time at Bernabeu Stadium. Kids loving Madrid! https://t.co/lXEZQPoaQJ

12/07/18

Messing about on the river! https://t.co/UGsDE4TsOc

Head of Department: Mr J 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.