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26/10/21

Wow! Amazing.

23/10/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Kinetic won 4-0 against John Fisher in the Surrey County Cup Round 1 🏆 https://t.co/7BDAHgMHoc https://t.co/YbUsGho51r

18/10/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

We are extremely grateful to for taking the time to meet students and staff for his documentary He is also generously supporting students at the academy to study robotics https://t.co/ljwv9uGBD2

16/10/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Celebrations have been underway at this week as the school celebrated its 30th anniversary 🗣 “Students have enjoyed hearing about the history of the school and about the difference it has made to the lives of generations of local children” https://t.co/9rj2qt2rUu

15/10/21

The HCACP October Newsletter is now available. Special 30th Anniversary edition. https://t.co/hJSAJk2OC9 https://t.co/UMMAlvzOE8

15/10/21

Retweetd From World Class Schools

Congratulations to a truly school. https://t.co/cmSBPDgXSx

14/10/21

PGL day 2 - what a day! https://t.co/Zg8KjPMJ8Y

14/10/21

Retweetd From HCACP PE

Terrific team performance from the Yr11 football team to win through to the next round of the National cup today. https://t.co/yNlQ8ceK72

14/10/21

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Kinetic made it 2 wins from 2 games in the ESFA Super League Group Stage with a 3-1 away win against Esher College 💪 https://t.co/3EljZSRgPc https://t.co/mQHTbbac3p

14/10/21

Tune in tonight, 'THE BLACKPRINT' .... we are looking forward to this! https://t.co/bKOy5x5uyy

14/10/21

Find lots more 30th Anniversary pictures and news in this half term's newsletter .... https://t.co/i9xGLPoX67

14/10/21

Happy 30th Anniversary to ! What a wonderful day we've had! https://t.co/g5tAnWQbhc

12/10/21

Retweetd From Croydon SSP

Our U16 Boys and Girls Table Tennis 🏓 Competition is underway ! Good Luck 🍀 to all the schools taking part. Thank you to for hosting our event. https://t.co/ZcIXYjtaua

11/10/21

7.15am this morning ⁦⁩ , the year 7 football team in training https://t.co/2gjaPDyWPo

11/10/21

Auditions for our concert this Thursday lunchtime and after school. https://t.co/hDb2XLtk9C

11/10/21

Sixth Form Open Afternoon 12.10.21 This event is for Internal Students and will take place on Tuesday 12th October from 3.30pm for students. Parents are invited to attend a Sixth Form presentation at 5.00pm. https://t.co/in4jmWdXhJ

10/10/21

Retweetd From YoungMinds

Don’t underestimate the impact your kindness can have on someone. From sending a text to a friend to let them know how you appreciate them, to saying ‘have a nice day’ to a shop assistant, you could give someone the little boost they need.

07/10/21

We investigate a hypothesis and draw conclusions. https://t.co/O5PcE2czmQ

07/10/21

The HCACP Sixth Form Virtual Opening Evening will start today at 6pm. View the livestream at the following link https://t.co/46Jd6AjSVw https://t.co/te0axadovq

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Media Studies

Media Studies will introduce learners to the key areas of the theoretical framework for studying media - media language, representation, media industries and audiences – in relation to diverse examples from a wide range of media forms: advertising and marketing, film, magazines, music video, newspapers, online media, radio, television and video games.

Through this study, learners gain an understanding of the foundations of the subject, enabling them to question and explore aspects of the media that may seem familiar and straightforward from their existing experience in a critical way. This extends learners' engagement with the media to the less familiar, including products from different historical periods or those aimed at different audiences, providing rich and challenging opportunities for interpretation and analysis. The study of relevant social, cultural, political and historical contexts further enhances and deepens learners' understanding of the media, as they explore key influences on the products studied and their audiences.

This specification recognises the cross-media, multi-platform nature of the contemporary media and the centrality of online and social media platforms in distributing, accessing and participating in the media. In some instances, specific forms are highlighted for detailed study, but this is in the context of their relationships to other media forms and platforms, recognising the fluidity of these and emerging, contemporary developments in the digital landscape.

Learning about the media involves both exploring and making media products and these two activities are fundamentally related in the specification. Learners create a media production for an intended audience, applying and developing their knowledge and understanding of media language and representation in response to a choice of briefs set by the board. This selection of forms allows learners to think creatively and develop their practical skills in this component.

Students will:

  • demonstrate skills of enquiry, critical thinking, decision-making and analysis
  • acquire knowledge and understanding of a range of important media issues
  • develop appreciation and critical understanding of the media and their role both historically and currently in society, culture and politics
  • understand and apply specialist subject-specific terminology to analyse and compare media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed in order to make informed arguments, reach substantiated judgements and draw conclusions about media issues
  • appreciate how theoretical understanding supports practice and practice supports theoretical understanding
  • develop practical skills by providing opportunities for creative media production.

Full details of the Media Studies curriculum intent, along with the long term curriculum plans are available to download from the bottom of the page.