Media Studies at Bradford Forster Academy
Through high quality teaching and modelling exemplary behaviour, the Media Studies course aims to challenge, motivate and encourage critical thinking in our students enabling them to become outstanding and ambitious for themselves. We aim to broaden our students’ understanding of the world of media and its impact on their lives. Students will be exposed to a multitude of media formats to engage with contemporary issues: the changing environment and climate, gender equality, marginalisation, discrimination, protest and empowerment. Our Curriculum aims to foster an understanding of the media’s power to influence, shape and define our concepts of identity, reality and social values. We want students to take responsibility for their media consumption habits and help them understand the effects of their choices. Lastly, we aim to empower and inspire students to express themselves through construction of creative, original and thought-provoking media products. The Media Studies course introduces students to a set selection of texts covering radio, TV, marketing, magazines, newspapers, music videos and video games. At the end of the course, pupils will know how to discern meaning from the presentation of texts, the representation of people, issues and places, and, finally, will have developed a range of subject-specific terminology in order to express themselves effectively.
In partnership with our strong Christian foundations and high-quality teaching and learning practice, Media Studies at Bradford Forster Academy encourages students to become:
Media Studies is sequenced to allow students to build their knowledge and skills over time by:
Media Studies provides students with opportunities for them to develop the habits and skills needed to succeed in life during and after BFA by:
In achieving this, we endeavour to support our students in breaking through limited horizons and becoming confident, effective, and employable citizens within the context of the local community of BD4, Bradford and beyond.