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Please take a moment to look at our media blog www.gbhsmediastudies.blogspot.com and our YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCidnp3dt5OiFFeCIZzJiXFg for the most up to date production work. We use this space to present the students work.

Our aims

Media Studies sets out to test practical and analytical skills, and requires an up-to-date knowledge of how media affects all levels of society in our communication age. You will be taught about all areas of the media from advertising to movies to TV dramas to magazines to social networks. Media forms and shapes how we think about and react to the world we live in. It is vital to understand how different media influence our thinking, and increasingly, it's vital to be able to produce our own media texts in order to communicate with others.

Media literacy is key to 21st century success. Even if you don't plan on having a media career, in today's multi-tasking work environment you will be called on to create videos, marketing copy, promotional images, web pages, and social media posts — and that might just be as part of your search for a job!

The courses we run

This is a contemporary, accessible and creative course that will allow you to study the media in an academic context and apply the knowledge and understanding gained to the process of creating your own cross media production. A Level Media Studies is designed to widen your intellectual horizons through analysis of both global and historical media. Throughout the course you will develop skills in critical and reflective thinking and engage in the critical debates surrounding contemporary media. Our approach will allow you to engage confidently with critical and theoretical approaches from the perspectives of being a consumer and producer of media products. Media Studies should inspire you to continue learning beyond the confines of the classroom as well as developing employability skills that will serve you well both in Higher Education and in the workplace.    
A Level Media Studies UNITS OF STUDY Media Messages. Examination. 35% of total A Level Section A: News Section B: Media language and representation Evolving Media: Examination. 35% of total A Level Section A: Media industries and audiences Section B: Long form television drama Making Media. NEA coursework). 30% of total A Level Cross media production (2 paired products) in response to an exam board set brief. The brief will change every year.

Items of interest

To enrich the classroom based learning students will have the opportunity to visit the BBC studios and take an exclusive look into the BBC newsroom. Here you will see the most interesting areas available on the day of your visit, as well as giving you a fascinating insight into how TV really works. 

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education through Media Studies

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Is shown by their beliefs which inform their perspective on life and their interest and respect for different feelings and values. Sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them. Use of imagination and creativity in their learning and willingness to reflect on their experiences.


The ability to recognise between right and wrong and their readiness to apply this understanding in their own lives. Understanding the consequences of their actions. An interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues.


Using a range of social skills in different contexts, including working and socialising with students from different religious, ethnic and socio economic backgrounds. A willingness to participate in a variety of social settings, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively. An interest in and understanding of the way communities and societies function at a variety of levels.


Understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage. A willingness to participate in and respond to artistic, musical, technological and cultural opportunities. An interest in exploring, understanding of, and respect for cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate diverse socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities.