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18/07/18

Tomorrow our Meridian Cup winners South House will be enjoying their reward trip to Thorpe Park! All students need to arrive by 8:15am and bring suncream! https://t.co/rXYmYCnFJe

18/07/18

2 nights of the most wonderful performances by the cast of students from Meridian High and Fairchilds Primary. Thank you to all parents and carers who came to support our students and their amazing teachers!! Bravo Team!! https://t.co/aOdjPTkc2T

13/07/18

Retweeted From George Watson

Amazing day with sports day; now getting ready for the year 11 prom for this evening and deciding on my sessions for tomorrow.

13/07/18

Retweeted From Amy Anderson

So proud of South House Winners of the Meridian Cup! https://t.co/GqaknWMmDh

13/07/18

And the WINNERS of the 2017/2018 Meridian Cup are SOUTH HOUSE!!! All south house students will be attending a reward trip to Thorpe Park on Thursday!!!! https://t.co/G68uQaKDe6

13/07/18

Sports day winners!!! WEST HOUSE!!!! https://t.co/AVGdhPFjB6

13/07/18

Anticipation!!! Who will win?? https://t.co/wHJcflDoWv

13/07/18

North vs South teacher tug of war! https://t.co/Fknw5vAPcX

13/07/18

East vs West teacher Tug of War! https://t.co/4ER0es79ee

13/07/18

Year 10 girls 100m!! What a win for east!!! https://t.co/Uj19XiigkS

13/07/18

Year 9 girls 100m https://t.co/qNbPqGA0XW

13/07/18

Year 9 boys 100m!!! https://t.co/auTelQIqpA

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! https://t.co/H9M2NrQN5N

13/07/18

Year 8 100m!!! Close call!! https://t.co/7o8qSdbOsM

13/07/18

Great 400m win for west!!! https://t.co/VneYu8cmQI

13/07/18

East win!!!! https://t.co/9yYVnI04Tq

13/07/18

West win!!!! https://t.co/l9pcSTuZ1y

13/07/18

East win! https://t.co/QQGhzOplKj

13/07/18

South win!!! https://t.co/Xc7IfKNXWf

13/07/18

West win!! https://t.co/v013WgcyDZ

Media Studies

What is Media Studies for at Meridian High School?

Media Studies provides students with opportunities to discuss and create media texts.  In our course, we look at all forms of media - from established print media like newspapers and magazines, to newer digital forms like websites, games and podcasts.  Media Studies is unique in that it synthesises the analytical with the practical- asking students to consider the key concepts of audience, language, institutions and representations in all of their work.

Why does Media Studies as a subject matter?

Media products have saturated almost every part of public and private life.  The creative and media sectors currently include some of the most powerful, successful and sophisticated industries in the country.   Media Studies examines all forms of visual communication and enables students to be participants in media practices.  It hopes to empower students so that they are able to recognise the way in which our consumption of media influences our behaviours, attitudes and beliefs.

What does Media Studies help young people to achieve?

At Meridian High School, Media Studies aims to develop learners into critical consumers of Media, while simultaneously cultivating the skills and attitudes necessary for a career in the creative industries and a fulfilled future life as an engaged global citizen.


Topics covered in Year 7:

  • Branding and Logos
  • Film production
  • Media citizenship
  • Audio Media
  • Video Games
  • Sport and the Media

Topics covered in Year 10:

  • Gender Representation
  • Print Media Industries
  • Representation of Ethnicities, Cultures and Nations
  • Social and Participatory Media

Topics covered in Year 11:

  • Music Promotion
  • Narrative and Representation in Serial Television Drama
  • Television Demographics and Psychographics
  • Close analysis of a Televion Serial Drama

Qualification title:

Year 11 - AQA GCSE Media Studies (4810)

Year 10 - EDUQAS GCSE Media Studies

Additional learning resources: