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t Josephs College, Coalisland

Media Studies

Introduction

We are bombarded daily with media messages - so much so that they are part and parcel of our lives and almost go unnoticed. Media studies at St Joseph's College aims to provide pupils with an understanding of the power of media messages and institutions and give them the skills not only to de-code these messages but to apply practical knowledge and understanding to improve their career options.

Teacher - Mrs P McGill

Key Stage 3 - Media Studies is not timetabled at Key Stage 3 however study of the moving image is incorporated into Key Stage 3 English:

Year 8 - Advertising and Digital Photography.

Year 9 - Deconstructing short films.

Year 10 - Film Promotion.

Key Stage 4

AQA GCSE Single Award Media Studies is offered.

Assessment Structure:

60% Controlled Assessment: introduction to the media, cross media study, practical production.

40% Examination.

Extra Curricular

digital photography course and competitions, after school Film Club, practical production workshops.