Media

“Media allows our students to express their creative interests in a digital society.”

Term Year 9Year 10Year 11
Half Term 1

Interactive media products and website design.

Exploring and analysing existing media products and their properties.

Planning and preparing the production stages of different media products.

Half Term 2

Publishing media products with graphic design to make a magazine cover.

Exploring and analysing media products from a range of different sectors.

Skills development for Graphic Design software packages.

Half Term 3

Moving image media products with video editing to make a trailer.

Exploring and analysing the production of different media products.

Building a portfolio of evidence within publishing media sector.

Half Term 4

Audio media products within sound production and editing to make a radio advert.

Skills development for Web design software packages

Reviewing and evaluating media products to highlight strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvements.

Half Term 5

Moving image media products within animation development.

Building a portfolio of evidence within the interactive media sector.

Finalising skills building portfolio for both interactive and publishing media sector.

Half Term 6

Analysing and reviewing the characteristics of media products from a range of sectors.

Exam preparations for making an interactive media product using website production.

Further exam development for making an interactive media product using website production.


Year 9

Half Term 1

Interactive media products and website design.

Half Term 2

Publishing media products with graphic design to make a magazine cover.

Half Term 3

Moving image media products with video editing to make a trailer.

Half Term 4

Audio media products within sound production and editing to make a radio advert.

Half Term 5

Moving image media products within animation development.

Half Term 6

Analysing and reviewing the characteristics of media products from a range of sectors.


Year 10

Half Term 1

Exploring and analysing existing media products and their properties.

Half Term 2

Exploring and analysing media products from a range of different sectors.

Half Term 3

Exploring and analysing the production of different media products.

Half Term 4

Skills development for Web design software packages

Half Term 5

Building a portfolio of evidence within the interactive media sector.

Half Term 6

Exam preparations for making an interactive media product using website production.


Year 11

Half Term 1

Planning and preparing the production stages of different media products.

Half Term 2

Skills development for Graphic Design software packages.

Half Term 3

Building a portfolio of evidence within publishing media sector.

Half Term 4

Reviewing and evaluating media products to highlight strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvements.

Half Term 5

Finalising skills building portfolio for both interactive and publishing media sector.

Half Term 6

Further exam development for making an interactive media product using website production.


Subject Intent:

  • Boldon Schools Media curriculum follows the Pearson’s BTEC Digital Media Production specification. This course is made of 2 units of coursework each worth 30% and a practical exam which makes up 40% of the grade. This course aims to make sure students:
  • Give an insight to the development of a range of media products.
  • can analyse characteristics of existing media products and discuss their suitability towards a particular audience.
  • can evaluate characteristics and properties of existing media products and offer alternative views to make improvements.
  • Are aware of the various roles available throughout the production of media products from different sectors.
  • Are able to complete project work that allows for the development of a portfolio that aims to show a range of different creative digital skills.