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19/02/18

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

17/02/18

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Amazing week teaching and learning in with - such incredible students and staff https://t.co/lqnIs9kXwN

15/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - flight is on time and should be landing in approximately 1hour45mins.

15/02/18

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Absolutely fantastic day in Ugrachandi Boarding School looking at world hunger and how we can work collaboratively to resolve this. Kids have been brilliant today in evaluating strategies https://t.co/S1PMTa86Re

15/02/18

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Great session today learning about democracy and thinking critically! https://t.co/rFEgURFTPE

14/02/18

Barcelona https://t.co/MAjmpWQntY

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 students at La Sagrada Familia https://t.co/5jbersyFB6

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 Students in front of the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya https://t.co/bIWrqiWqte

14/02/18

Barcelona 2018 students in front of the Museu Nacional d'art de Catalunya https://t.co/ATIGeDleao

13/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - The view from Castell de Montjuic after a hike to the top and the sun is shining! https://t.co/wDrUJrPcfe

13/02/18

Barcelona 2018 - year 9's at the Olympic stadium https://t.co/sPCmaseSHs

12/02/18

Flight was on time and students have arrived in Barcelona safely.

12/02/18

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

08/02/18

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Great work by the Yr9/10 Sports leaders today at the KS1 multi skills festival. https://t.co/YPfixNlYWm

08/02/18

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Well done to the U14 boys rugby team who finished as joint winners in the project tournament today despite being 1/2 years younger than the Rest of the teams. https://t.co/6ecqQOUwXD

08/02/18

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08/02/18

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Superb performance by the ever improving Yr10 handball team tonight against a strong side. https://t.co/VqSofoijPC

08/02/18

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Nice move by Zealinjo in today’s Yr10 handball game. https://t.co/nJHq2zUKJB

08/02/18

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So close from the U16 girls football team tonight in their league fixture against coloma. https://t.co/CREe4XPHeu

06/02/18

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Well done to the karting team on winning their local heat and qualifying for the SE England final in April! https://t.co/NmtnC4VRh9

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Media Studies

 

Media Studies (EDUQAS)

This course consists of 2 examined components and 1 non-examined component Component 1 section A: Exploring the Media – Media Language and Representation 35%
Component 1 Section B: Exploring the Media – Industry and Audience
Component 2 section A: Understanding Media Forms and Products – Television 35%
Component 2 Section B: Understanding Media Forms and Products – Music Video
Component 3: Practical Production (non-examined)  30%

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 construction of still image texts and how they are used in a variety of media contexts. Students learn the essential skill of ‘reading’ an image and applying semiotic deconstruction.  They will carry out case studies of a variety of print products and produce still image texts using basic desk top publishing skills.  All students are expected to learn the basic functions of Adobe photoshop to manipulate images for use in an Adobe in-design document. Students will be assessed on their image deconstruction and image creation skills. 

Overview Spring Term:
Students will continue to develop their skills of analysis applying them to GCSE set texts from a range of media industries.  They will learn to connect the products with the industries that produce them and the audiences that consume them.
Component 1 section A: Advertising, Film Marketing (Bond films)
Component 1 Section B: The Bond Franchise (Spectre)

Overview Summer Term:
Students will continue to develop their skills of analysis applying them to GCSE set texts from a range of media industries.  They will learn to connect the products with the industries that produce them and the audiences that consume them.
Component 1 Section B: Video Games (Pokemon Go)
Component 2 Section B: Music Video & On-line media

 

Assessments:

End of unit tests (practice exam style questions) at the end of each exam component – marked using EDUQAS assessment criteria.  Stored in ‘Student Assessment Folder’.

Homework:

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

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 undertake the study of British Broadcasting beginning with TV genres: the main focus being on Drama (crime/sit-com).  Students will apply their semiotic analysis skills to both key sequences and full length episodes of the set texts.
Component 2 Section A: TV Drama
 
Overview Spring Term:

The main focus of this term is to carry out effective production practices to complete the construction of the media coursework production.  This will be assessed throughout the term and each stage must be completed by the deadline set. In addition students will study the products and practices of the Radio Industry focusing on the BBC.
Component 3: Practical Production
Component 1 Section B: Radio (The Archers)

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 (practice exam style questions) at the end of each exam component – marked using EDUQAS assessment criteria.  Stored in ‘Student Assessment Folder’.  Also production work will be continually assessed throughout the term.

 

Homework:

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

Events and Trips:

BBC School Report in March.
Visit from the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)

 

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 
EDUQAS GCSE Media Studies: by Hayley Sheard
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
http://thisisusmedia.blogspot.com
 

Year 11 overview for Media Studies

Overview Autumn Term:
Students will carry out a full study of the News Industry looking at some of the products that they produce and the Industry practices.  The Sun and The Guardian will be studied from the perspective of representation and audience and students will also learn about how media convergence has affected news production and distribution in recent years. 
Component 1 Section A: Newspapers
Component 1 Section B: Newspaper Industry
 
 
Overview Spring Term:
Revision of all examination components and mock exam practice.
 
Overview Summer Term:
Revision of all examination components and mock exam practice.
 

Assessments:

End of unit tests (practice exam style questions) at the end of each exam component – marked using EDUQAS assessment criteria.  Stored in ‘Student Assessment Folder’.  Additional formative assessment will be set after each component is revised in class.
 

Homework:

Students will complete weekly homework tasks based on the topic of study.  These are available on Show My Homework.  Additional examination practice questions may be set for homework.

Events and Trips:

Visiting speakers/industry professional (depending on availability)

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
 

A level Media Studies (EDUQAS)

This is a 2 year course and consists of 2 examined components and 1 non-examined component:

Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences 
Written Exam: 2 hours and 15 minutes (35%)
Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth
Written Exam: 2 hours and 30 minutes (35%)
Component 3: Cross-Media Production
Non-examined/practical coursework  (30%)


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.
  • In depth study of Newspapers (The daily Mirror and The Times) and the Newspaper Industry.
  • In depth study of Music Video (Dizzy Rascal: Dream, Vance Joy: Riptide)
  • In depth study of TV Drama (Life on Mars, The Bridge)
 
Overview Spring Term: Half Term 1
  • In depth study of Advertising and Marketing (Tide, water Aid, Kiss of The Vampire) and the Marketing Industry.
  • In depth study of Media in the on-line age (Zoella and Attitude)
  • In depth study of the gaming industry (Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation)
 
Overview Summer Term:
  • In depth study of Media in the on-line age (Zoella and Attitude)
  • In depth study of the film industry (Straight Outta Compton)
  • Production work – cross-media products from a choice of 3 briefs
 

Assessments:

Each unit studied will be assessed using sample examination questions and EDUQAS criteria
An end of Year examination will test all units covered.
Production work will be assessed throughout the production period (final deadline October Half Term)

 

Homework:

Weekly tasks are set according to the topic studied in class
 

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
WJEC/EDUQAS Media Studies for A Level Year 1 – Chritine Bell and Lucas Johnson
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
http://thisisusmedia.blogspot.com
 

Year 13 overview for A2 Media Studies

Overview Autumn Term:
  • Production work – completion of cross-media products from a choice of 3 briefs
  • Cross Media Film Study (I, Daniel Blake)
  • In depth study of Magazines (Women’s Magazines)
 
Overview Spring Term:
  • In depth study of Magazines (Women’s Magazines)
  • In depth study of Radio (Late Night Woman’s Hour)
 
Overview Summer Term:
  • Revision of all case studies for all components.
 

Assessments:

Each unit studied will be assessed using sample examination questions and EDUQAS criteria
An end of Year examination will test all units covered.
Production work will be assessed throughout the production period (final deadline October Half Term)

 

Homework:

Weekly tasks are set according to the topic studied in class. 
 

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
WJEC/EDUQAS Media Studies for A Level Year 1 – Chritine Bell and Lucas Johnson
 
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 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 Feb 2018. 
  • Preparation for Unit 1 examination June 2017: Media Products and Audiences (90 credits)
 
Overview Spring Term:
  • 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: Produce promotional material for a department or extra-curricular activity at your Academy.
  • The product: A double page spread for the Harris Federation magazine.
  • 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 2018: Media Products and Audiences
 
Overview Summer Term:
  • Preparation for Unit 1 examination June 2018: Media Products and Audiences (90 credits).  Students will have studied media industries and the products that they produce: print, web, broadcast etc. They will have studied the concept of audience: segmentation, research, uses and effects theory and how different products target different audiences.
  • Examination June 2018

Assessments:

Portfolio work for all units
Examination June 2018

Homework:

Weekly tasks are set according to the topic studied in class
 

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
Cambridge Technicals Digital Media Level 3 – V Allen, I Marshall, K Davis, R Howe, K Wells
 
Departmental blog, website, twitter etc.
http://thisisusmedia.blogspot.com
 

Year 13 overview for BTEC Creative Media Production

Overview Autumn Term:
  • Unit 20: Advertising Media: to develop a cross-media advertising campaign for a new soft drink (TV, print, on-line)
  • Worth 60 credits.  Deadline Feb 2018. 
  • Preparation for Unit 2 examination January 2018: Pre-production and Planning (90 credits)
 
Overview Spring Term:
  • Unit 20: Advertising Media: to develop a cross-media advertising campaign for a new soft drink (TV, print, on-line)
  • Unit 2: Examination January 11th
    Unit 23: Create a Personal Media Profile worth 30 credits. Deadline Easter 2018
 
Overview Summer Term:
  • Preparation for Unit 1 Re-sit examination June 2018: Media Products and Audiences
  • Unit 23: Create a Personal Media Profile worth 30 credits. Deadline Easter 2018
  • ​Examination June 2018

 

 

Assessments:

Portfolio work for all units
Examinations January and June 2018

 

Homework:

Weekly tasks are set according to the topic studied in class
 

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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