Garnock Academy

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No single entity has more potential to powerfully influence young people than the Media.  It is deeply persuasive, and plays a central role in disseminating information and entertainment across the world.

Being aware of the influence of the media is an increasingly important skill in today’s society, and the study of Media encourages students to question media mass communication, rather than simply accepting it at face value.  

Different forms of media studied could include: films, television programmes, advertising, radio, multimedia, animation and the print media.

As well as studying professional examples of these texts, students will also gain opportunities to create their own media content for both internal and external assessment.

As well as developing useful practical skills, Media also extends language and communication skills and complements the study of English, Art and any other visual and analytical subjects

BBC News School Report in Garnock.

Our pupils are currently working on the 2016 BBC New School Report. This gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

Click below to see how our pupils are getting along.

BBC News School Report