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22/04/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton

and are being represented in the London Marathon today! Best of luck Miss Flynn and Miss Greenland 🏃🏽‍♀️👟

17/04/18

Congratulations go to de Stafford student Max Callender on his winning entry in the Caterham Rotary Clubs annual essay writing competition, 'Prix de la Paix'. Thanks to Mr Geraint Jenkins of Caterham Rotary Club who presented Max with his certificate (pictured) https://t.co/9lhP0Rjkov

15/04/18

Looking forward to welcoming students back to school tomorrow! Don’t forget we return to a Week 1 timetable.

29/03/18

To discover some of what we've been up to this half term, you can view our latest newsletter online now:- https://t.co/vcwKUGxlLG We'd like to wish all our followers a very Happy Easter! https://t.co/mOnCWXhIR0

28/03/18

We are looking forward to seeing our Year 10 parents and carers from 4:30pm today! https://t.co/R5qhjimH7d

27/03/18

Congratulations to SAM group 8KBa who earned the most achievement points this term. You too have been rewarded with a mufti-day tomorrow (Weds). https://t.co/Iao2i0OzCy

27/03/18

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Please join us on Wednesday 4-5.30pm for coffee and hot cross buns in aid of Autism Awareness week. This community event is for parents and families of children with ASD. This will be an opportunity to meet other families, share stories and look at study skills for students.

26/03/18

SAM Group 7RLR will have a Mufti Day on Wednesday (28th) for earning the most achievement points. Well done 7RLR! https://t.co/chZFN4pRTf

23/03/18

Retweeted From Jack Pepper

Great to lead a workshop with some fantastic students at today! We discussed and Franz Liszt, and went from monophony to polyphony via melody and accompaniment.... Thank you for having me!

22/03/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Thanks to for hosting the year 9B ⚽️ tournament. Well done to who finished 2nd!! Special mention to Zach Jennings for an absolute screamer against and well done to POMs Reece Weekes and Jack Perkins. A great team effort! https://t.co/gWuKqwLEOQ

22/03/18

The Year 11 Easter revision timetable is now available to view and download on our website:- https://t.co/v9c4TPe4az

22/03/18

A reminder that Year 9s only are invited to participate in a Mufti Day tomorrow(Friday) in exchange for a £1 donation to St Catherine's Hospice. The theme is 'Orange'.

21/03/18

We look forward to seeing our Year 7 parents/carers from 4:30pm today https://t.co/TFEgMGEdHV

20/03/18

It's the International Day of Happiness, a day to focus on the importance of relationships, kindness and helping each other.#InternationalDayofHappiness2018 https://t.co/GRw2nxc6ey

19/03/18

We are able to open as normal today. However, the car park and loop road have not been treated so please avoid driving on to the school site, if possible. Students should attend in normal school uniform but they may wear footwear appropriate for the icy conditions.

18/03/18

Clubs will hopefully continue as normal but we will assess conditions during the day and make a decision by lunchtime.

18/03/18

Light snow is forecast to fall for the rest of the evening in Caterham. We plan to open as normal in the morning but will update the website by 7am if a late start is necessary.

15/03/18

Retweeted From de Stafford School

Staff vs Students Dodgeball! Another fantastic fundraising effort from our Business Studies students for St Catherine's Hospice Five-O Project https://t.co/Ik78PKKDy8

15/03/18

Staff vs Students Dodgeball! Another fantastic fundraising effort from our Business Studies students for St Catherine's Hospice Five-O Project https://t.co/Ik78PKKDy8

15/03/18

Sadly, due to waterlogged pitches at The Beacon School the Year 8 football tournament has been cancelled today

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.