Mr C Dobbs is Head of Media Studies, a long standing and experienced teacher who is fully trained in Media.
The Media Studies room is fitted with state of the art facilities such as Interactive Whiteboards and Visualisers. The classroom also has a suite of computers and these facilities are accessible to pupils both within lessons and after school to assist with independent learning and homework.
Key Stage 4
Pupils in Years 10 & 11 receive three 60 minute lessons a week with homework set once a week in accordance with the school's homework policy. The two year GCSE course is endorsed by the WJEC examination board (40% examinations and 60% Controlled Assessment). Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups. Progress is tracked and monitored in accordance with agreed school procedure. Pupils complete a range of both formal and informal assessments in the form of extended creative projects that aim to develop pupils as creative makers of media tasks. In addition, extended writing activities provide opportunities that support pupils' design work.
Results in Media Studies are regularly well above the National Average with pupils often achieving outstanding GCSE results in this subject. (2012: A*/A 48%, A*-C 100%).
The Media Studies department organises support sessions over several hours in a week, whereby intensive revision programmes, assessment guidance and mentoring support is offered. All year groups can access the computers and internet facilities which are always available for pupils to use.