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Contact details:
Name : Mr B Patchesa             
Position : Curriculum Area Leader
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Media Studies at Selby High School is an option open to all levels of ability from Y9 to Y11. We will include transferable ICT and communication skills in our lessons, helping to prepare our students for GCSE and beyond. We are committed to developing independent learning, creative thinking, co-operation and understanding of citizenship through the study of wider social issues and by helping students to create their own media products. Outside of the classroom, we aim to provide curriculum opportunities that will enable our students to develop these skills in order to become successful and economically sound in today’s global economy.

We intend to ensure that all KS4 students achieve their potential through consistently good quality teaching, support for coursework and developing focused exam skills. We offer relevant after school intervention sessions to target individuals’ needs at key times in the year.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development information



60% Analytical and Creative Assignments

Assignment 1: Moving Image (Sitcom)   
Assignment 2: Film Promotion                   
Assignment 3: Print Media (Magazines)

40% Controlled Test
Different topics each year. 2013 - The Music Press: Print and Online

Year 9: Complete the full course in one year

Year 10: Complete assignments 1, 2 and begin assignment 3

Year 11: Complete assignment 3, improve assignments 1 and 2. Controlled Test

In addition to helping students acquire subject knowledge, this specification:

  • develops critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • develops appreciation and critical understanding of the role of the media in daily life
  • combines practical and theoretical knowledge and skills through opportunities for personal engagement and creativity
  • encourages an understanding of how to use key media concepts to analyse media products and their various contexts
  • prepares students for study in a range of disciplines at National Qualifications Framework Level 3 and above.

Clubs / Extra Curricular Activities, visits and trips

Film Club for upper school and lower school – weekly on Tuesday and Wednesday
Photography Club - weekly
National Media Museum, Bradford – annually
National Film Week at Selby Town Hall – annually