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Media Studies is a subject that is proud to be different.

With key specialist staff , two dedicated rooms and a range of both hardware (Apple Macs, Laptops) and software (Photoshop, After Effects) it’s not hard to see why this modern and exciting subject is appealing.

Media Studies looks at how Media Products are created and the role the Media plays in the modern age. It is highly vocational and teaches students fundamental knowledge of the industry as well as development skills in the arts. The GCSE course covers such topics as Tv (with FRIENDS and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmdit as exam topics), Music (Katy Perry and Michael Jackson) Film (James Bond) and Advertising across the years. Students also get to make a Magazine cover and double page spread from a genre of their choice. 

But students of Media Studies get much more than a GCSE… from Graphic Design to Website Design, the skills that students learn serve to enrich a CV. More importantly, students gain a sense of pride from the work they create. They develop a passion for creativity that they take with them when they leave education.

Every October we offer a once-in-a-lifetime residential trip to Hollywood, California. Here students visit SONY studios, Warner Studios and get an opportunity to film and edit in the New York Film Academy. We round off the week with a day at Universal Studios.

Media is exciting because, quite simply, it is the future.