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Students study all aspects of media studies across their course, learning how to analyse and deconstruct media texts. They will create advertising campaigns, their own short films and a magazine production. They will simulate media industry practice by responding to a brief from a client and being as creative as they can!

KS4 – BTEC Tech Award – Creative Media Production

YEAR 10

Learning Outcomes

In Year 10 students should become comfortable with media terminology and the way media texts communicate meaning to an audience. They will develop their understanding of how media products are created for specific audiences and purposes. They will explore the relationship between genre, narrative and representation in media products, and develop their understanding of how they are interpreted by audiences. They will begin to develop their media production skills for a range of sectors culminating in a magazine practical production.

Topics taught

All aspects of the media but with a specific focus on:

  • Film and television
  • Magazine production

YEAR 11

Learning Outcomes

In Year 11 students will respond to a client brief and create a product in one of the following media sectors: audio/moving image, publishing or interactive. They will interpret the client’s needs and engage in the process of ideas generation, selecting and refining their ideas until they are satisfied that they have an idea that meets the requirements of the brief. They will undertake pre-production planning to demonstrate to the client how their ideas will be developed and then create a planned media product in response to the brief.

Topics taught

  • A range of media products across different media sectors
  • How to respond to a brief set by the exam board