The Fallibroome Academy > Curriculum > Media Studies

Media and Communications are among the world's largest industries. Our courses will develop both your analytical and production skills as you learn about how media affects the way we view the world. They are suited to students interested in the media and its role in culture and society, and a good start for anyone aspiring to work in creative industries.

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  • Miss J Birch
    Subject Leader

AS Media Studies, with 50 per cent of the course devoted to coursework, is designed to build upon your existing knowledge and understanding of media. In the Foundation Portfolio unit, you will have the opportunity to develop sophisticated technical skills using Photoshop and InDesign; gain an understanding of industry practices and then reflect on and evaluate your own work in relation to real media output.

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A2 Media Studies builds on the skills you have gained in Year12 so that you will be better able to develop the required knowledge and understanding of a range of media industries and their institutional, technological and global contexts with a contemporary ‘synoptic’ understanding of the media. The coursework unit affords students the exciting opportunity to compile a relevant and impressive portfolio of practical work (video and print).

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At Fallibroome, the Extended Certificate in Creative Media Production is offered as an option at KS4. Students complete four units.

The two mandatory units are:

  • Unit 1 Research for Creative Media Production
  • Unit 2 Communication Techniques for Creative Media Production.

The two optional units offered, completing the Extended Certificate are:

  • Unit 5 Video Production
  • Unit 9 Photography Techniques

Students produce a portfolio of evidence throughout the course to demonstrate that they can meet all the learning outcomes for the four units of the Extended Certificate.

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