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Welcome to Media Options Taster Session

Did you know? 

A new employee at Google is called a “Noogler" and Google is actually a mathematical term that represents 1 followed by 1 followed by one hundred zeroes.

We hope you enjoy the taster session!


Are there any exams?

Yes, there are 2 exams at the end of Year 11, both are 1.5 hours each. There is also a final section of the course which is practical and does not have an exam.

Do you need any equipment?

No, the Westgate school has ensured they have all necessary equipment required for the course.

Why should my child study media when it is ot relevant to what they would like to do?

Media studies is an excellent accomplishment course for a multitude of other subjects and career paths. It provides students with many transferrable skills which benefit their lives outside of Media lessons.

Is Media studies just watching films?

In Media, we do not get the opportunity to watch many films from start to finish, instead they watch clips to support with understanding, analysis and application. 

With the amount of screen time increasing at present, will choosing Media studies encourage more?

Over two thirds of the course is exam based there is a lot of written work, supported with the text book. When screens are required we aim to keep it minimum.