Curriculum Intent

In Media, our intent is:

To offer students the opportunity to evaluate the role of the media in contemporary society, to recognise the value and importance of media institutions. The GCSE and A Level courses require the study of a wide range of media texts and products to encourage learners to understand how contexts, political bias and stereotyping impacts on meaning.


Curriculum Plan

Media Studies KS4 Curriculum Plan

Key Stage 5 Media Curriculum Plan

Student Media Learning Journey

Exam Board Information

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 5


Reading List

From September 2022 students at both A Level and GCSE will be given a wider reading booklet at the beginning of the academic year. Currently this is only in place for A Level students.

The booklet contains essays and articles from:

  • Media Magazine UK
  • Scholarly articles from key theorists
  • Van Zoonen’s Feminist Perspectives
  • YouTube vlogs: Mrs Fisher for Eduqas
  • Podcasts: New Aural Cultures, BBC Radio 4 The Media Show, The Guardian – Today in Focus


Subject Leader Information

Subject Leader: Ruth Shardlow