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Great Wyrley Academy

Great Wyrley Academy

Media

Key information to note:

Media belongs to the Performing Arts and Media faculty at Great Wyrley High School. Students receive 3 x lessons per fortnight in Key stage 3, 5 x lessons in Key stage 4 and 6 x lessons in Key stage 5. We offer OCR GCSE Music in years 10 and 11 and the A-level in years 12 and 13.

Learning Journey:

An outline of what pupils will learn and when and how they will be assessed.  Use the guidance below:

Year 9

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

Understanding the Media

Introduction to Media language.

Understanding Media terminology.

Introduction and development of technical skills.

Development of writing skills, with considerations of media technology.

How to design an effective film poster using media software.

How I will be assessed:

Peer and teacher review of the production project.

Star marking

Verbal feedback in each lesson on individual skills/ability and group skills/ability.

Star marking

Individually, based on the written evaluation.

Verbally on the effectiveness of the poster. (Peer and Teacher feedback)

Star marking

Opportunities for wider learning:

Christmas concert

Photography club

School show

Photography club

Photography club

       

Year 10

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

The purpose of advertisements and what makes them effective.

How to research effectively using academic sources (Books and Journals)

Understanding the Media industry in a variety of contexts, related to a number of media products.

Understanding the Media.

Understanding how to construct a short film, with detailed considerations of the planning process.

How I will be assessed:

Written piece of work

End of topic test

End of topic tests

Mock examination

Opportunities for wider learning:

School trips

Photography club

Photography club

School show

Photography club

Year 11

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

What knowledge, skills and understanding I will learn:

How to construct a short film, with detailed considerations of the planning process.

How to use industry standard software to create a professional media product.

The conventions of the action adventure genre.

The conventions that make up Television comedy.

How I will be assessed:

Mid-term review of portfolio work

Mock examination

Peer and teacher review of final production project.

Mock questions

Topic tests

Final examinations

Opportunities for wider learning:

Photography club

Educations trips

Collaborating with students from other subjects.

Photography club

Useful Links/Resources that will help to consolidate learning:

http://www.bfi.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/academy/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/ztnygk7

Extra-curricular activities:

Photography club – Thursday lunchtime (Open to all)