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Year 10 Curriculum Information - Media
Examination Board


Topics covered in the Autumn term
  • Magazine analysis
  • Codes and conventions of magazines
  • Writing techniques of magazines
  • Representation created within magazines
  • Semiotics analysis
  • Magazine Design
  • Creating a magazine on Indesign and Photoshop
Topics Covered in the Spring Term
  • Horror film pre production
  • Research into horror films
  • Storyboarding
  • Script production
  • Risk assessment
  • How to create and write a pitch
  • Creating a locations document
Topics Covered in the Summer Term
  • Filming and editing a horror film trailer
  • Filming techniques
  • Editing techniques
  • After effects and special effects techniques
  • How to produce an evaluation
  • 4 controlled assessments during the year. These are on the topics of magazine analysis, magazine production, horror film pre production, horror film production and evaluation.
  • 1 exam during exam week.
Special Requirements/Equipment

Students will need a USB memory stick and an SD card. Students will also need access to Facebook and Snapchat.

Home Learning

Homelearning tasks will be set to include a variety of different tasks to cement and/or extend learning within the subject area. This will include practical tasks such as film making, magazine design and taking photographs.

Reading List

Changes each year therefore will be posted on the Facebook Group.

Useful Websites

There will be 2 classes in Year 10. These are mix ability.

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