Media Studies is taught at the College as a vocational course at Key Stage 4. We are currently running a level 2 Cambridge National in Creative iMedia but are switching to a BTEC Tech Award in Creative Media Production from September 2022. We enjoy healthy numbers and run 3 groups in Years 10 and 11.
At Key Stage 5 we offer A Level Film Studies and a Level 3 Cambridge Technical in Digital Media as an Extended Certificate and Foundation Diploma qualification.
We are one of the pioneers of teaching Media related subjects and maintain healthy numbers throughout Key Stages 4 and 5. Media subjects are taught by a small and enthusiastic team of specialist staff in a purpose-built suite of rooms equipped with Macs and PCs running Adobe software, with a bespoke media production room for practical filming which was furnished by funds raised by the Arthur Mellows Parent Teacher Association.
We enjoy an excellent national reputation for outstanding results, especially at Key Stage 5, where we have twice achieved the best A Level results for a state school in the country, in 2009 and then again in 2015 as recognised by the Good Schools Guide. Our students are also highly valued by universities for the high quality of practical work, and we are regularly sending our students to leading universities to pursue their dreams of working in the creative media industries. Former students have worked on 'The Avengers' movies, Sky Sports or have set up their own successful businesses providing music for Hollywood films.