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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Teacher i/c of Media Studies with English

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic teacher who will be in charge of Media Studies at key stage 4 and 5, with the ability to teach English at key stage 3.   

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College is a forward thinking and exciting educational environment.  We pride ourselves on providing a supportive professional environment where high performing practitioners have ample opportunity to develop and grow.  

Teacher i/c of Media Studies with English

Start Date:  September 2019

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Pay Scale: TMS / UPS with a TLR 2a of £2721.00 per annum

Media Studies

Students at Aylesford follow the EDUQAS exam board at GCSE and A Level. 

GCSE Media Studies

The GCSE Media Studies course allows students to explore a range of media
sectors: in this two year course, students will study advertisements created in differing
historical contexts, newspapers, magazine representations, TV dramas in the crime
genre, music videos and video games. Students will consider how media texts
create representations of differing social groups and products through their use of
media language and camerawork, and consider how the intended audiences would
interpret these texts.

The course is comprised of two exams, totalling 70% of the course, taken at the end
of Year 11. Students will also complete a coursework assignment, individually
producing a moving image text such as a TV drama sequence, equivalent to 30% of
the GCSE course.

A Level Media Studies

The aims of this course are to allow candidates to develop their interest and abilities in analysing and
creating media texts from differing media sectors. The course integrates theoretical and practical
approaches by requiring candidates to learn and apply a range of media theorists to different texts,
considering ideas about representation, genre and media language.

Pupils will study a wide range of Media areas. In component/exam 1, candidates will analyse
advertisements’ codes and conventions, representation of stars in music videos and two newspapers’ differing representation of political events. Candidates will also study the video game and radio industries. In component 2,students will compare the representation of subjects within magazines and websites from different eras, as well as in-depth study of two different TV drama. Students will also have an opportunity to create their own moving image productions such as short films in the genre of their choice and websites to promote their moving image production in the final component 3.
 The content of the course is as follows:
Component 1: ‘Media products, industries and audiences’ Exam: 2 hrs 15 mins (35%)
Component 2: ‘Media forms and products in depth’ Exam: 2hrs 30 mins (35%)
Component 3: Cross-media coursework production: one main product with supporting texts (30%)


If you are imaginative, inspirational and want to develop your career in our supportive and stimulating environment, please complete the application form available in the application pack.

Please email completed application forms FAO Anna Timson, HR Officer & Headteacher’s PA at

or post to:- Miss A Timson, Aylesford School & Sixth Form College, Tapping Way, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6XR.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 19th May 2019

Shortlisting will take place on Monday 20th May 2019

Interviews will take place on Friday 24th May 2019


Please telephone 01926 747100 or email with any queries or to arrange a visit to the School.

Please note we do not accept CVs - candidates should download and complete the application form available. 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to two positive references and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.