Media Studies is taught at the College as a vocational course at Key Stage 4 and as both an A Level and a Level 3 vocational course at Key Stage 5. We are one of the pioneers of teaching Media Studies and have been running it for over 30 years with healthy numbers throughout Key Stages 4 and 5. Media is 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.