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Curriculum Statement

The Media curriculum aims to enable students to develop their own creative skills through workshops and research. Students will be confident in these skills and be able to show a passion for a creative industry.


  • Students will gain an understanding of what ‘media studies’ is, and how skills in this subject can be applied to their future studies, careers, and broader society
  • Students will be exposed to multiple texts in a variety of different media, and learn key theories and terminology to be able to explain analyse these examples
  • Students will be given practical, hands-on opportunities to create their own media in various formats
  • Students will have opportunities to obtain AQA Unit Award certificates each term, ranging from entry level to level 3 across years 7 and 8


  • We will offer schemes of work for years 7 and 8 that focus on different forms of media each term
  • Schemes of work will include opportunities to obtain AQA Unit Award certificates every half term, relevant to the area of study, as these have been pre-selected and written in to long-term curriculum planning
  • Planned lessons and activities will include a balance of written theory, and practical tasks to maximise understanding and engagement


  • Students will leave BBAO with a good, broad understanding of media studies which they can build upon at BBAB where this subject continues, and the basis for much of the learning will be familiar
  • Most students will have obtained multiple AQA Unit Award certificates in this subject, helping them to recognise how their work in this subject, both theoretical and practical, can lead to real-world, recognised qualifications. This will stand them in good stead for those that pursue the subject at BBAB where they will work towards level 1 or 2 qualifications in Media Creative Production, which will increase their employability skills and give them a variety of adaptable skills within society

To view our curriculum maps for Media, please click here.

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