During their exciting dive into the world of media, pupils will explore the film industry, gaining a deep understanding of the various stages of the production process that lead to final cinematic release. They will analyse film posters from across the decades, picking apart the messages for audiences. Pupils will then delve into the booming industries responsible for creating their favourite video games and the impacts, both beneficial and alarming, that these have on their audiences.

Flashing back in time, pupils go on a journey to explore the challenges of the radio and newspaper industries as they fight to maintain their places in our modern, digital age. We also take pupils on a penetrating investigation of how the news, both fake and real, can deliberately influence, manipulate and even mislead their audiences. Continuing with print media, pupils look at the shockingly unrealistic standards that have been set in magazines and advertising, and how more progressive messages are being sent to audiences in modern media texts. Moving back into the world of moving images, pupils will examine the exciting worlds of TV crime dramas and music videos. Within this, pupils will also undergo the thrilling creation of their own media texts, allowing them to get hands-on experience with the technology used to create a truly professional standard piece of work.

With the enormous growth and development of technology, media studies has never been such a fundamental part of education. Through this journey, pupils will encounter a variety of different media formats from a wide range of times and cultures. From exploring the racial stereotyping in TV crime dramas, to the cinematic misrepresentation of women as temptresses and damsels in distress, from understanding the processes of newspaper production to the actual production of their own magazines, our stimulating curriculum nurtures artistic self-expression and encourages reflective thinking.

Curriculum information






Music Industry Print Advertisement 

TV Crime Drama Audience and Industry 




Newspapers Film Promotion 

Video Games  




I really like the range of products that you study in media, from magazines to Fortnite. This means that every lesson is different.
Year 10 student
I loved studying media as it made me realise that there is always more than meets the eye!
Year 10 student