Media Studies


Media Studies is a subject which aims to provide students with an exciting and unique opportunity to develop their interest in the media.

At Hatch End High School, we believe that media is an important factor in all of our lives and that all teenagers have some degree of interest in it, whether it is television, cinema, pop music and video, or newspapers and magazines.

By looking at a wide range of topic areas, including television and film production, advertising, and web design, Media Studies is a subject which aims to develop students into more critical consumers of the media and give its learners a better understanding of how the media shapes our everyday lives.

The Media Department is keen to emphasise that there is a wide range of jobs and careers where Media Studies will be useful, including Film and Television Production, Newspaper and Magazine Journalism, and PR and Marketing. 

For full details of the structure, content and assessment in Media Studies, please refer to the KS 3, 4 and 5 Programmes of Study



Mr I. Beeston

Head of Department and

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

Ms L. Stanley

Media Teacher and Head of KS3 English


We are resourced in a suite of rooms equipped with interactive whiteboards and editing facilities.


The Media department is keen to organise as many extra-curricular outings and activities as possible. This has included:

  • Educational trips for all Key Stages to theatres, cinemas, music studios, such as the world-famous Abbey Road Studios in North London, and TV studios, to take part in recordings and live transmissions.

  • Residential trips to Los Angeles, USA, to visit TV and film studios.

  • Media Competitions, both internal and external, such as Film Education Young Film Critic of the Year

  • “CineClub”, a film-making club run by Mr Garcia for Key Stage 3 students

The Media department believes that such activities and activities have two main purposes; they promote a positive attitude towards the subject and they help maintain the high profile of the subject within the school. 

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