Mascalls Academy media studies students will develop a range of practical and analytical skills through a spiraling curriculum that engages with the complex, evolving nature of The Media.

As a department we seek to educate learners to question everything they see and hear through enquiry and critical thinking, by studying a diverse range of historical and contemporary products; some of which will be more familiar to them than others. Students will develop knowledge and understanding of the media framework of media language, media representations, audiences and industry alongside exploration of a wide set of contextual factors. This learning will then be applied to textual analysis and their own creative process in response to a set brief where they will become creators of their own meaning.

Through their analysis of constructed messages and viewpoints across the media, learners will explore how their own and others’ perceptions of the world are shaped by the media they consume, leading to debate and evaluation of theoretical perspectives in response to these ideas.