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29/11/20

Read our new weekly parent newsletter to find out about all the exciting opportunities in place for our students. It can be found here: https://t.co/h0b2siGeYT https://t.co/nAM6IwMt3W

27/11/20

Reading for pleasure is a vital element of success at HABE Sixth Form. This week’s must read for Sixth Form is ‘House of Glass’ by Hadley Freeman. https://t.co/uryO0ih7wc

26/11/20

Congratulations to our Yr10 students who applied and successfully been selected to attend the Virtual Aerospace Work Experience programme by Airbus! The programme will take place between 30/11/2020 and 13/12/2020 and begins with Airbus Commercial! https://t.co/v88MraVX9w

26/11/20

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM HABE! https://t.co/dbt8ZYSh9a

26/11/20

3rd week into our new “Reading for Pleasure” at HABE! Students are been given the opportunity to read a vast range of multicultural and diverse books while also stopping at various stages to check their learning. Shout out to Mr O'Toole for showing excellent practice! https://t.co/RmEBi1WFcr

24/11/20

We've also shared details of our consultation with our local and neighbouring local authorities https://t.co/bsn3gD2uA2

24/11/20

As well as contacting nurseries, preschools, primary and secondary schools, we've also sent details of our consultation to all our local GP surgeries, places of worship, libraries and diocesan boards. It's your chance to have YOUR say on our https://t.co/L0t686dQmg

23/11/20

a BIG thank you to all our local newsagents, coffee shops, cafe's, estate agents and take away services who very kindly agreed to our delivery of posters today advertising our !

23/11/20

Please find all details of the consultation including details of how to respond by visiting Harris Academy Beckenham's website or clicking on the following link: https://t.co/b30cQjll30 https://t.co/82fc0u9hI4

18/11/20

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

The Performing Arts department are happy to unveil our new uniform! No more will we be performing in business dress. 🎭 https://t.co/GB3vXWs4vj

18/11/20

Congratulations to our BHM competition winners. We are very proud to showcase their outstanding work! Well done from all at HABE! https://t.co/BBvQWEM5dq

18/11/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

🚨 ALL year 7 and 8 students who have PE tomorrow, please bring trainers! No other kit is required 🚨 any questions please email l.saunders.org.uk

13/11/20

Well done to these brilliant students for being nominated for this month’s Principal’s Breakfast. https://t.co/pq3ZiFiByA

13/11/20

Showcasing outstanding Y7 and Y8 artwork - a joy to be met with each morning in the entrance of the Academy! https://t.co/exqlhappMc

13/11/20

Year 12 Workshop- Steve Sallis Author: Mindset & Leadership Mentor “Will my “Future Self” thank me for the decisions I make today?” https://t.co/GZEqdaQeG3

11/11/20

Retweetd From HABE Sport

Our Sports Leaders 2020-2021 cohort working hard this morning https://t.co/f6jsx1Uc7C

09/11/20

We are very excited to launch our new "Reading for Pleasure" programme led by Mr Collier. The aim of this programme is to help and equip students with the decoding skills to tackle any written text/book while also enhancing their vocabulary to becoming experts in the field. https://t.co/FTw44baev5

23/10/20

As part of our school celebration, we created a video with a few students from our community sharing what they love about their cultural backgrounds. Please view our video... Cultural heritage https://t.co/NfDuJNz3WR via ENJOY! https://t.co/exYB2iQu1K

21/10/20

Retweetd From Trauma Informed Schools UK

Every child with and ACE (adverse child experience) needs a knight. That knight can be you. Just one emotionally-available adult in a child's school career can make all the difference. We can make a difference, you can make a difference.... https://t.co/xD5SQB1W1R https://t.co/qRWZzb7dNT

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Media

Curriculum intent

Students will demonstrate skills of enquiry, critical thinking, decision-making and analysis. Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of a range of important media issues. Students will develop appreciation and critical understanding of the media and their role both historically and currently in society, culture and politics. Students will understand and apply specialist subject-specific terminology to analyse and compare media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed in order to make informed arguments, reach substantiated judgements and draw conclusions about media issues. Students will appreciate how theoretical understanding supports practice and practice support theoretical understanding.  Students will develop practical skills by providing opportunities for creative media production.

The WJEC Eduqas qualification is designed to introduce learners to the key areas of the theoretical framework for studying media – media language, representation, media industries and audiences – in relation to diverse examples from a wide range of media forms: advertising and marketing, film, magazines, music video, newspapers, online media, radio, television and video games.

Through this study, learners gain an understanding of the foundations of the subject, enabling them to question and explore aspects of the media that may seem familiar and straightforward from their existing experience in a critical way. This extends learners' engagement with the media to the less familiar, including products from different historical periods or those aimed at different audiences, providing rich and challenging opportunities for interpretation and analysis. The study of relevant social, cultural, political and historical contexts further enhances and deepens learners' understanding of the media, as they explore key influences on the products studied.

This qualification recognises the cross-media, multi-platform nature of the contemporary media and the centrality of online and social media platforms in distributing, accessing and participating in the media. In some instances, specific forms are highlighted for detailed study, but this is in the context of their relationships to other media forms and platforms, recognising the fluidity of these and emerging, contemporary developments in the digital landscape.

Learning about the media involves both exploring and making media products and these two activities are fundamentally related in the specification. Learners create a media production for an intended audience, applying and developing their knowledge and understanding of media language and representation in response to a choice of briefs set by WJEC. This selection of forms allows learners to pursue their own media interests and develop their practical skills in this component.


Implementation

Analysis of the way in which products use media language to create meaning will be practised throughout the course as students develop an ‘analytical toolkit’ through the study of different media texts. Our students will develop their analytical skills throughout the course of study and they will benefit from undertaking regular analysis of different media texts. Our students will approach these forms and products holistically and synthesise their analysis with consideration of a variety of theoretical perspectives. Each set product will be introduced and placed in context, and our students will become familiar with the codes and conventions of the form and of the specific genres/types of product being studied.

Our students first study media texts to analyse factors such as genre/style, narrative/structure/design, messages/values/ideologies etc. Once they have an overview of a product they can focus on specific extracts for more detailed analysis of media language and representations. Relevant contexts will be considered in relation to media language and representations, and the appropriate theories will also be explored and evaluated. Once our students have a detailed understanding of the differing media products and the theoretical perspectives, they will then be explored in more detail including in relation to differing contexts (political, social, cultural and historical). Application of media theories will also be implemented.  Theories of audience, genre, representation and industry will be taught throughout the course.


Impact

Studying the media equips students with a range of transferable skills.  Without a doubt, the role of the media will not decline and all industries require a public or media profile; the knowledge gained through studying the media will be beneficial in the future - opening up an expanse of local, national and global employment possibilities.  Students go on to study Media at KS5 and continue to study it at university; many then achieve employment within the creative industries.  Increasingly we are seeing students who are equipped with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and confidence to apply for highly competitive industry apprenticeships and internships. 

We use the following to judge the impact:

  • Achievement – NEA moderation, external examinations and moderation outcomes. Progress towards this is tracked in terms of achievement and progress.
  • Recruitment and retention – the number of students who we enrol, remain on the course for its duration and are assessed at the end. This is tracked through Bromcom MIS.
  • Destinations – Students choosing to continue onto Media related courses at Sixth Form. Reporting and Feedback – the regularity and quality of the feedback students receive and how it is acted upon. Possible Federation-level moderation/standardisation.

Year 9 Curriculum Plan 2019-2020

Year 10 Curriculum Plan 2019-2020

Year 11 Media Curriculum Plan 2019-2020