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 2016 Film Studies achieved 100% pass rate.

Our Courses

Film Studies

A Level

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Vocational Level 3

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Vocational Level 2

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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

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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Journalism Students Gaining Valuable Experience

Work experience is something we encourage all of our students to take part in and four of our Journalism students have been going above and beyond to gain…

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Work Experience: David Jones at Focus Biz

David Jones, a second year student studying Media, Film Studies and IT, has just completed a week long work experience placement at Focus Biz and wrote about…

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Key personnel

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

Shaun O'Toole

Teacher of English Language