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Ways to help your child

Creative Media Studies

How can I help my child at Key Stage 4?

  • Each student has Progress, Assessment and Feedback Booklet. Please encourage them to monitor this carefully, as it documents their target grade, progress and allows for them to see exactly what they have to do to achieve their full potential.
  • As this course consists of around 60% coursework, it is essential that students apply maximum effort at all times and remain up to date in all of their Yr10 and 11 classwork and homework.
  • Revision of subject specific terminology will aid the analysis process.
  • Students complete the exam component of the course around February time of Yr10. The exam takes place in lesson time, over a 12 week period. Therefore, it is essential that students attend every lesson during this period. They are likely to be asked to source original imagery, related to the exam design brief, so it is important that students do this in their own time.

How can I help my child at Key Stage 5?

  • Each student needs to be encouraged to spend at least 2 hours per evening on their KS5 studies in order to keep up with the demand of the courses they are studying.
  • Success on this BTEC course is reliant on coursework and the production of evidence that fulfils the unit assessment requirements. Therefore, it is essential that students:
    1. Are fully aware of the unit assessment criteria (parents and students can access this information via Remote Access. 
    2. Regularly access their individual unit tracking records to ensure that they are aware of the progress they have made as well as their targets for further achievement. 
    3. Take deadlines very seriously
  • Students are encouraged to seek industry experience where possible.