Today we are surrounded by media wherever we look. There’s the Internet, TV, film, radio, magazines, papers, cinema, advertising …the list goes on. Media and communications have never held greater global relevance or significance. The study of media products, audiences, representations and institutions is more important and exciting than it’s ever been.
Not only is GCSE Media Studies interesting and relevant, it gives learners valuable skills to help them to understand the world around them. Learners can apply many of these skills to GCSE English too – learners often achieve better in English when they take Media Studies as well.
Media Studies GCSE is available at Honywood Community Science School as a two-unit award. Learners follow the GCSE course over three years, to offer them the best chance of success. Learners acquire skills in various production media as well as developing pre-production and post-production skills. Learners develop their communication and organisation skills as well as collaborative learning and independent learning approaches. Media Studies is a diverse and interesting subject that offers learners challenge and the opportunity to learn and develop production skills independently.