Shenfield High School

Media

Philosophy and Aims

The economic, social and cultural importance of the media cannot be underestimated in contemporary society.  The media generates employment; provides information; offers ideas and inspiration; allows us to communicate and express ourselves; lets people become active members of modern life and is a major form of socialising.  The media plays a significant role in every students’ life, it is their most important and time-consuming leisure pursuit, and for this reason, Media Education is essential.

For every Media and Film Studies student, our aims are to aid the development of:

  • an individual critical voice - to encourage students in their quest for personal knowledge and allow them to express their expertise.
  • an independent thinker - to ensure students are confident in their knowledge and take responsibility for their opinions.
  • an appreciation of creative, expressive and imaginative skills - to help students develop an understanding of media forms that are beautiful, clever or original and to allow them to create such forms themselves.

 

TERM

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

Autumn 1

 

 

Coursework

 

Advertising and Marketing

Music Videos

 

Coursework

Music Video

 

Autumn 2

 

 

TV Drama – Exam

 

Film Marketing

Magazines

 

Coursework

Music Video

 

Spring 1

 

 

Finish coursework

TV Drama – exam

 

Coursework

Mock Exam

 

Evaluation Analysis for exam

Britishness

 

Spring 2

 

 

TV Drama – Exam

 

Coursework

Evaluation Analysis for Exam

Britishness

 

Summer 1

 

 

Revision

TV Drama – Exam

 

Coursework

Revision for Mock exam

 

Revision for exam

All three questions

 

Summer 2

 

 

Finish Coursework

 

 

 

GCSE Syllabus: AQA Media Studies

GCSE Title: 4810 Media Studies

GCE Syllabus: OCR Media Studies

GCE Title: H140 Media Studies

 


 

FILM STUDIES WJEC

Film Studies deepens students’ understanding of film as a significant cultural art form. The course explores the relationships between film audiences and institutions, offering a historical and contemporary critique of both Hollywood and the UK film industry.

 

TERM

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

Autumn 1

 

 

Micro elements of film

History of Film

 

 

Micro Elements of film:

Mise en scene, sound, editing, cinematography, performance

 

Coursework

 

Autumn 2

 

Attack The Block

 

 

City of God and Victoria

(Global Film)

 

Documentary and Spectatorship

 

Spring 1

 

 

 

 

Coursework:

Screenplay or Short Film

 

 

Coursework

 

Power, Poverty and Conflict in Global Cinema

City of God + La Haine

 

Spring 2

 

 

Coursework:

Screenplay or Short Film

 

 

Coursework

 

Close Study Film

Fight Club

 

Summer 1

 

 

Whiplash

 

 

                Shaun of the Dead

This is England

(British Film since 1995)

 

Revision

All Three areas of exam

 

Summer 2

 

District 9

 

 

Amy (Doc)

 

 

 

GCSE Syllabus: WJEC Film Studies  

GCE Syllabus: WJEC Film Studies

GCSE Title:     0155/01  

GCE Title: 3181

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