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11/12/17

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We're looking forward to welcoming to the Awards tomorrow at 🎉 https://t.co/YMSRSojQIM

11/12/17

HCACP Advent rolls on despite the snow. Today 10AA send their seasonal greetings. https://t.co/C5iUNlzCVj

11/12/17

Join us on Tuesday December 12th for the annual HCACP Christmas Carol Concert. An hour of festive music and celebration. Everyone is welcome https://t.co/xPcqQUye1U

11/12/17

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

09/12/17

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Calling out to all Schools, both Primary and Secondary that want to join the STEM Girls Club campaign to empower our girls to pick STEM in the future. Visit https://t.co/OlJIG7tGyB today and sign up for January 2018. Do something different today! https://t.co/9NpTA0ZfUj

08/12/17

HCACP Advent continues. Today three superstars from 10SS https://t.co/KsdW8HyWx0

08/12/17

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First glimpse of the STEMRoadshow footage from last month for more info visit https://t.co/HRfqyGmd3D https://t.co/tp6lHekkeg

07/12/17

Amazing performance of Macbeth at yesterday at HCACP by . Shakespeare has never been so much fun. https://t.co/BpaDr128Oh

07/12/17

HCACP advent continues. Today. The year 10 girls wish you all a happy Christmas. https://t.co/u7AquuimFW

05/12/17

Thank you to all parents who attended our assessment coffee morning with Ms Lovegrove yesterday.

05/12/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Another very busy week of school sport for students. 18 fixtures in 4 days with close to 200 students representing the Academy. Good luck to all. https://t.co/LUupvf3OlY

05/12/17

Retweetd From Mr Titterton

Massive thank you for giving up your time. My Business Studies students really enjoyed your inspiring talk. https://t.co/ANTexsCEyX

05/12/17

Join us on Tuesday December 12th for the annual HCACP Christmas Carol Concert. An hour of festive music and celebration. Everyone is welcome https://t.co/Me1yW4Mo6Z

04/12/17

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Fantastic work by the U13 boys handball team today in winning the championships against some very tough opposition. Now on to the 🤾‍♂️ https://t.co/HZa6SOXnui

04/12/17

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

01/12/17

Some more of our amazing award winning students from last nights HCACP Awards Evening https://t.co/1cBc8h2nIo

01/12/17

HCACP Sports Team Of The Year, Yr11 Girls rugby meet rugby star Conor Gilsenan at last nights annual HCACP Awards Evening https://t.co/p8jItUggLO

01/12/17

with Girls’ Rugby Team of the year! https://t.co/smU23NT3Q5

01/12/17

Thanks to for attending Rewards Evening

01/12/17

Retweetd From The Sporting Way

Big thanks to my ex teammate Jay Simpson of who popped in during our Resilience workshop at to talk about the challenges he faced growing up. Inspiring & a great role model for the younger generation https://t.co/P5zyjx7tJY

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Media Studies

Year 9 overview for Media Studies

Overview Autumn Term: 
Introduction to Media Studies:  we reflect on personal Media consumption, Media history, digitisation, convergence and key debates.  Students then learn how to analyse a variety of still image texts in terms of the Media Framework concepts: audience, genre, narrative, representation and media language. 
In the second half of this term, we study the advertising industry. Students will carry out case studies of various print and cross-media campaigns and develop ideas for their own print and TV adverts. Students produce still image texts in the context of the study of advertising and are expected to learn the basic functions of photoshop to touch up and cut out a photographs for use in an in-design document. The end of unit test is on advertising. 
 
Overview Spring Term:
Students continue to develop their skills of analysis looking at moving images and learning how moving image texts are produced and created. We will look at the development of British broadcasting with a focus on the BBC: students will be introduced to the Media concept of organisations.  We will make a study of different TV genres including: game shows, reality TV and news.
In the second half of the term, the main genre focus will be TV Crime Drama and students will develop their written analysis skills further through a variety of case studies.  It is hoped that all students will get to learn how to plan, film and edit video footage using Adobe Premier pro. The end of unit test will be on TV Crime Drama.
 
Overview Summer Term:
In the summer term students study the very current topic of Celebrity Culture and how it plays an important role in personal development and identity.  Students will learn about identity formation theory and consider how the media may influence their own.
In this half of the term, students take on a project based task: creating a celebrity double page spread undertaking a range of pre-production research and planning tasks and further developing their ability to use photoshop and in-design to construct their own media products. The end of unit test will be based on celebrity websites.
 

Assessments:

End of unit tests at the end of each termly topic – past GCSE papers marked out of 40 using WJEC assessment criteria.
 

Homework:

Students will complete weekly homework tasks based on the topic of study.  These are available on Show My Homework.
Events and Trips:
 

Other resources:

Websites:
www.mediaknowall.com
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.bfi.org.uk
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
Sight and Sound Magazine
The English & Media Magazine
WJEC GCSE Media Studies: Study and Revision Guide by Christine Bell
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
http://thisisusmedia.blogspot.com
 

Year 10 overview for Media Studies

Overview Autumn Term:
In this term students study the film industry: film history and development, production practices and personnel, marketing, distribution and exhibition.  They will develop their analysis skills focusing on both the micro and macro elements of film focusing on a main textual study. Students will use their production skills to create a film DVD cover. A whole film text will be watched and studied.
In this half of the term students study the horror genre and produce a piece of controlled assessment based on a genre study of the trailer for The Woman in Black.  This is worth 10% of the GCSE. The end of unit test will be on film marketing
 
Overview Spring Term:
In this term students undertake the study of the music industry and its practices.  Students will develop their understanding of representations and how gender is represented in album artwork, music promos and websites.
In this half of the term students will complete their second controlled assessment worth 10% of the final GCSE.  This will be an analysis of the representation of gender in the album art work of a chosen artist.  The end of unit test will be on music video.
 
Overview Summer Term:
In the summer term students study lifestyle magazines and analyse the forms and conventions.  They will begin their Practical Production Portfolio which is worth 40% of their GCSE. Students will learn about the importance of research in the creative media industries and they will carry out a variety of research tasks.
The end of unit test will be on magazines.
 

Assessments:

End of unit tests at the end of each termly topic – past GCSE papers marked out of 40 using WJEC assessment criteria.
 

Homework:

Students will complete weekly homework tasks based on the topic of study.  These are available on Show My Homework.
 

Events and Trips:

Film Screening as part of National Into Film Festival.
BBC School Report in March.
 

Other resources:

Websites:
www.mediaknowall.com
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.bfi.org.uk
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
Sight and Sound Magazine
The English & Media Magazine 
WJEC GCSE Media Studies: Study and Revision Guide by Christine Bell
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
http://thisisusmedia.blogspot.com
 

Year 11 overview for Media Studies

Overview Autumn Term:
Students continue their Production Portfolio. They carry out a range of planning tasks and all research and planning must be completed by Xmas. In addition, after half term, students have one lesson a week on the exam topic of NEWS: newspapers and Radio News in preparation for the mock exams in January.
 
Overview Spring Term:
Completion of Practical Portfolio work: production of final piece and evaluation to be completed by February half term. Preparation for the examination in June: News.
 
Overview Summer Term:
Preparation for the examination in June: News.
Section A: Thinking about the media – Investigating Newspapers
Four questions: candidates respond to stimulus material chosen from a topic set by WJEC. This section will also assess the way the contemporary media is convergent.
Section B: Thinking about the media – Planning for Radio News
A series of tasks: candidates demonstrate planning and creative skills through a series of creative tasks which demonstrates knowledge of the convergent nature of the contemporary media.
 

Assessments:

Completed production work
Final drafts of controlled assessments
January mock exams
 

Homework:

Students will complete weekly homework tasks based on the topic of study.  These are available on Show My Homework.
Events and Trips:
Visiting speaker – November 2016 – ITN News
 

Other resources:

Websites:
www.mediaknowall.com
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.bfi.org.uk
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
Sight and Sound Magazine
The English & Media Magazine
WJEC GCSE Media Studies: Study and Revision Guide by Christine Bell
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
http://thisisusmedia.blogspot.com
 

Year 12 overview for AS Media

Overview Autumn Term:
  • Introduction to the Media Framework: micro and macro elements.
  • Development of image analysis skills: still and moving image.
  • Production work: plan, film and edit preliminary continuity editing task.
  • Students set up production blogs on blogger.
  • Students carry out a genre study of film openings leading into the production task of ‘A 2 minute film opening’. Students will learn about the importance of research in the creative media industries and they will carry out a variety of research tasks which will be posted on their blog: deadline Oct half term.
  • Coursework Focus: students continue working on their production planning and creation of products.  All filming to be completed by Xmas.
  • Students continue with their production planning: all planning posted by Xmas 2016.
  • TV Drama analysis – genre study and a study of micro elements: camera, sound, editing and mise-en-scene.
 
Overview Spring Term: Half Term 1
  • Introduction to the second examination topic of: The Film Industry.
  • Students study the history and development of film and base their learning on a series of case studies of contemporary commercial and independent films. Students focus on the production process, distribution, marketing, finance and exhibition of the key case studies. 
  • Students continue with their Foundation production portfolio including the 7 evaluation questions – deadline February half term. 
  • Students will continue to develop their textual analysis skills focusing on representation within TV Drama.
 
Overview Summer Term:
  • Examination preparation and practise until the exam period is over, then Yr 13 work begins.  Students start their Advanced Production Portfolio: to create a marketing package for the release of a new album to include a promo video, digi-pack and a magazine advert.
 

Assessments:

Induction test week starting Oct 3rd.
Mock exams Dec and March
Final exam G322 – May2017
 

Homework:

Weekly tasks are set according to the topic studied in class – students are expected to up-date their blogs on a weekly basis
Events and Trips:
 

Other resources:

Websites:
www.mediaknowall.com
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.bfi.org.uk
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
Sight and Sound Magazine
The English & Media Magazine
The Media Student’s Book by G Branston and R Stafford
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
http://thisisusmedia.blogspot.com
 

Year 13 overview for A2 Media Studies

Overview Autumn Term:
  • Coursework Focus: Advanced Portfolio
  • To create a promotional package for the release of an album by a new artist including: a promo video, a digi-pack and a magazine advert.
  • Students will individually carry out a variety of research tasks which will be posted on their blog: deadline Oct half term. Students continue working on their production planning and creation of products.  All original photography and filming to be completed by Xmas.
  • Introduction to the exam topic of Media and Collective Identity: Youth and Youth Culture.
 
Overview Spring Term:
  • Continuation of examination topic: Media and Collective Identity: Youth and Youth Culture
  • Introduction to the other exam topic: Critical Evaluation of Production Work: A and B.
  • Continuation of production work.
 
Overview Summer Term:
  • Final preparation for the exam in June.
 

Assessments:

Mock exams Dec and March
Coursework deadline February 2017
 

Homework:

Weekly tasks are set according to the topic studied in class – students are expected to up-date their blogs on a weekly basis
Events and Trips:
 

Other resources:

Websites:
www.mediaknowall.com
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.bfi.org.uk
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
Sight and Sound Magazine
The English & Media Magazine
The Media Student’s Book by G Branston and R Stafford
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
http://thisisusmedia.blogspot.com
 

Year 12 overview for OCR Extended Certificate in Digital Media   

Overview Autumn Term:
  • Introduction to the Media Framework: micro and macro elements.
  • Development of image analysis skills: still and moving image.
  • Unit 3: Create a Media Product (worth 60 credits).  This is a production work unit and students will work individually to a client brief.
  • Scenario: Your region needs you! You have been asked to produce material for the new regional culture award as part of ‘The Culture Campaign’. London boroughs are taking part to promote the range of cultures that are part of each borough’s unique identity.
  • The product: A double page spread for a local magazine or newspaper .
  • Evidence: The proposal can be in a written or video format but must demonstrate the initial planning ideas for the development of your double page spread.  You must produce sample material that should be incorporated in your proposal.
  • Preparation for Unit 1 examination June 2017: Media Products and Audiences
 
Overview Spring Term:
  • Unit 21: Plan and deliver a pitch for a media product. Students will develop an idea for a media product to meet a client brief (music video) and develop the appropriate materials to deliver an effective pitch.
  • Worth 30 credits.  Deadline Easter 2017. 
  • Preparation for Unit 1 examination June 2017: Media Products and Audiences
 
Overview Summer Term:
  • Preparation for Unit 1 examination June 2017: Media Products and Audiences.  Students will have studies a variety of different media products from a range of genres: print, web, broadcast etc. They will have studied the concept of audience: segmentation, research, uses and effects theory and how products target their audience.
  • Examination June 2017

Assessments:

Portfolio work for all units
Examination June 2017
 

Homework:

Weekly tasks are set according to the topic studied in class
Events and Trips:
 

Other resources:

Websites:
www.mediaknowall.com
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.bfi.org.uk
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
Sight and Sound Magazine
The English & Media Magazine
The Media Student’s Book by G Branston and R Stafford
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
http://thisisusmedia.blogspot.com
 

Year 13 overview for BTEC Creative Media Production

Overview Autumn Term:
Unit 29: Music Video Production is taught alongside Unit 3: Research for the Creative Media Industries.  Students learn the importance of research within the media: market and audience.  They carry out a range of primary and secondary research tasks to a client brief. Students also develop their analysis skills by deconstructing 2 contrasting music videos and presenting work on why music videos exist.  Students will work in pairs to plan and produce a music video.  All filming should be completed by Xmas 2016. Deadline For Unit 3 is Xmas.  Deadline for Unit 29 is February Half term.
Students must complete all units that were not handed in last year: Unit 26, Unit 1 and Unit 30.
 
Overview Spring Term:
Students must continue to edit their music video to the deadline.  In addition, they complete Unit 16: Film and Video Editing techniques.  Here they will study the history of film editing and show how they have developed the necessary techniques to produce their own products.
Students must complete all units that were not handed in last year: Unit 26, Unit 1 and Unit 30.
Students collate work for Unit 2: Communication skills for the Creative Media Industries.  This work should be evidence collected from the other units but must be copied and annotated in full to match the appropriate assessment criteria for Unit 2.
 
Overview Summer Term:
Students must continue to work on all units until portfolios are completed: Unit 26, Unit 1, Unit 30, Unit 29, Unit 3, Unit 16, Unit 2.
 

Assessments:

Portfolios for each Unit 100% coursework.
 

Homework:

Weekly tasks are set according to the topic studied in class – students are expected to work at home so that deadlines are met.
Events and Trips:
 

Other resources:

Websites:
www.mediaknowall.com
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
www.bfi.org.uk
 
Books, Articles and other Resources:
Sight and Sound Magazine
The English & Media Magazine
The Media Student’s Book by G Branston and R Stafford
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
http://thisisusmedia.blogspot.com
 
 
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