Media Studies explores media texts from different contexts, both globally, culturally and historically. Studying the media widens students’ perception of the world and strengthens their cultural capital. They develop media literacy, meaning they can deconstruct media texts to analyse the messages that are being sent out and understand how ownership influences ideologies.
We measure the impact of our curriculum by monitoring our students’ progress.
Knowledge checks are given every two weeks to check understanding of the topics, students are provided with instant feedback so they can identify areas of improvement.
Formative assessments are handed back with teacher feedback and a marking criteria sheet, this allows students to respond to the feedback and assess what they did well and areas that they need to improve. Time is given in lessons to review assessments and improve based upon feedback.