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30/11/21

Retweetd From Centre of the Cell

A warm welcome to who'll be joining us for the STEM pod experience today! We hope you enjoy your visit. https://t.co/w2rVsBNEgC

27/11/21

We will be collecting to support throughout December! Please drop off any of the items listed below in our main lobby!! https://t.co/tw3W1dvzNV

19/11/21

Retweetd From Nadia O'Hare

a HUGE thank you to Miss Pinney for taking such great care of my sons

12/11/21

As you will have read from our newsletters, Monday begins anti-bullying week with the theme of “One kind word.” We are encouraging students to wear odd socks on Monday 15th to launch and support the week as this is the theme for the launch day. https://t.co/1dCT62AXr2

11/11/21

... and we are ***LIVE*** Welcome to our virtual 6th Form Open Evening! https://t.co/NkUbzAjoei

11/11/21

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Introducing Oxbridge: Webinar for Prospective Students recording on https://t.co/UGMkWh5zyJ Hear from current students about what it is like at and how you can apply

10/11/21

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Save the date! Tuesday 30 November 📆 The UCAS/Discovery Apprenticeships Fair will be a day of inspiration, information, and live employers. Featuring everything you need to discover if an apprenticeship might be right for you! Book now 👉 https://t.co/kQzifqrexo https://t.co/4rw6XHq2YM

10/11/21

Retweetd From Harris Sixth Form

Our Application for September 2022 entry is now OPEN! https://t.co/AMtFjIFrkc

10/11/21

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Sixth Form Open Evening This VIRTUAL event will go live on the Academy website on Thursday 11th November at 5.30pm. https://t.co/m81J9h3Plh

09/11/21

Date for your diaries! ***Our VIRTUAL 6th FORM Open Evening will go live on the Academy website on Thursday 11th November at 5.30pm***

09/11/21

We are delighted to announce the details of our Christmas Concert! https://t.co/8WSxhRTxlY

05/11/21

A super staff quiz held for our staff this evening! Well done to our winners! 🏆 https://t.co/7iZo6fhdXL

05/11/21

..just ** AMAZING ** https://t.co/M6IBnq6c8I

05/11/21

Moved by the statistic, that "Fewer than 1% of students at GCSE study a book by a writer of colour", a little while ago, Ms Wrighton applied to win a competition to win 100 books written by black authors... and we won! https://t.co/7vdtUeLDPo

05/11/21

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

We have our Steel Pan Club starting up again Monday 8th November with : KS3 3:15-4:00pm KS4 4:00-4:45pm 🎼 https://t.co/v78IM9Fck8

02/11/21

Please note that our sixth form open evening will be virtual and held on 11th November.

15/10/21

Check out our HABE Art instagram page.. ! https://t.co/hAfqvywPPe

14/10/21

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

Our wonderful Steel Pan band performed throughout lunch and conducted a workshop for staff and students as part of our Black History Month celebrations 🎶 https://t.co/KclkQof36q

14/10/21

Retweetd From HABE Performing Arts

A wonderful Pianist and Saxophonist performed throughout lunch today for staff and students as part of our Black History Month celebrations   🎶 https://t.co/aC80VwPaNF

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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