Welcome to Media

The Media learning area boasts state-of-the-art facilities with a green screen, industry standard editing software and our own radio station. Itchen Radio is run by students with shows being broadcast via Unity 101 Community Radio. As part of the Creative Arts Academy, students also have access to guest speakers working in the media industry, national trips to TV studios ans museums, as well as experience in developing their own media portfolio. 

Media subjects will provide you with the analytical and creative skills necessary to embark on a wide range of degree courses and career pathways.
- Dave Newman, Teacher of Media
In 2017 three of our A Levels achieved 100% pass rate.

Our Courses

Film Studies

A Level

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Journalism

Vocational Level 3

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Media

Vocational Level 2

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Media

Vocational Level 3

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Media Studies

A Level

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See us in action

Student success

Oliver Stacey

Oliver Stacey

Oliver was thrilled with his high results in his A Levels. He achieved A*, A*, B in Media Studies, Creative Writing and Philosophy. 

Oliver is going on to Bournemouth University where he will study Multimedia Journalism.

Speaking about his time at Itchen, Oliver said that 'it was a laugh' and he was excited to be going to university, where he has also earned a £1500 scholarship. 


Department news

Radio Presenter and Sports Journalist Return to Itchen

Itchen College welcomed back two of its successful alumni as Capital South Coast presenter Jono Holmes and respected sports journalist Stuart Appleby returned…

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Itchen Journalists Speak at City Holocaust Memorial Event

Itchen journalism students Jon Lacey and Georgia Keetch spoke at Southampton’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day event, which took place at Solent University on…

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Itchen Success at the Southampton Media and Film Awards

On Thursday 29 June, our students visited Southampton Solent University to attend the Southampton Media and Film Awards Evening.  The event was held in the…

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Key personnel

Shaun O'Toole - Head of Faculty for English and Media

Shaun O'Toole

Teacher of English Language