At Baysgarth the Media department aims to promote high standards of media literacy, critical evaluation and creativity through empowering young people with a strong command of a wide range of media texts across all three media sectors: publishing, moving image/audio and interactive. Through exploring media texts, we aim to develop a life-long love of all forms of media as well as developing the skills to decode the messages media producers embed in their products.
Baysgarth's Media department aims to ensure all students:
Understand the purpose of media products and why they are created.
Can identify and understand why they consume media and how media producers target specific audiences.
Can navigate online media safely and become more ethical online citizens.
Are empowered by giving them the tools to evaluate the messages presented in media texts, and understand how to navigate misinformation and disinformation.
Acquire wide ranging media language skills and knowledge of media codes & conventions, which they can apply to their own media products.
Are confident in the use of a variety of media hardware and software.