The Media Studies curriculum at KS aims to develop our students’ cultural capital and general communication awareness.
Across the course of study, learners will develop an understanding of analytical approaches to advertising, film, music, print media, radio, television, video games and online media.
All Media practitioners are encouraged to engage critically with media texts of all styles and types and are aided, in bespoke ways, in understanding how a variety of communication techniques function.
The curriculum is designed in such a way that it fosters the development of key evaluation skills, technical expertise and personal approaches to a variety of texts, with frequent opportunities for cross-curricular links, such as English Language, History, Politics, Psychology and Sociology. This approach, therefore, allows learners to use their own powers of recollection and past learning to enrich their Media knowledge.
There is particular focus on the theoretical studies, which offers opportunities for the exploration of how media texts are deliberately manipulative, allowing learners to support or challenge the ideas provided.