Year 10 & 11

Would you like to join us in Year 10 next September? 

You’ll be working towards gaining your GCSEs as well as the opportunity to take a specialist qualification in Creative Media Production and Technology, awarded by the University of the Arts London, which follows a curriculum written with industry to ensure it’s aligned to careers in media.

And it’s all real-life stuff, with projects set by employers or the Academy itself. You will be creating digital content, directing videos, learning about how to get a job in the industry and learning the latest tips in audio and radio! What’s more, all of our qualifications are fully approved by Ofqual.

The UAL Diploma in Broadcast & Digital Media cover areas such as video and radio production, understanding the business side of the media industry and how the technology that drives all the media software and hardware actually works. What’s even better is that it counts for three of your GCSEs as well. So if you’re looking for the very best start to your career in the creative media industry, well, look no further! 

Click here to APPLY for your place now.

Course Profile

  • Study up to 10 GCSE subjects
  • UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology
  • Work on projects commissioned by industry experts


  • Limited places in 2019
  • 50% of places will be given to students who live in a 5 mile radius of the school
  • 50% of places will be given to students who live anywhere in the UK


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What will I study?

  • Academic

    Students at the Global Academy will study towards achieving their GCSEs. These are the compulsory subjects:

    • English Language and Literature
    • Mathematics
    • Science

    ​​In addition, all students will pick TWO of the following GCSE subjects:

    Music Technology



    Computer Science

    Triple Science

    Business and Enterprise

  • Vocational

    Alongside GCSEs, you’ll be working towards vocational media qualifications that we’ve developed specifically to build the skills and knowledge required to progress within the creative industries.

    You'll be studying the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology as well as the OCR Cambridge National qualifaction in Enterprise and Marketing. 

    This will involve creating digital graphics, animated films, TV shows in our live TV studios and, of course, creating radio broadcasts. In addition to this, you will be learning how to develop digital content to show off your productions in your creative digital portfolio. You’ll also learn how to propose, pitch and present a product and how to develop a career in the creative media industry. All of this will form part of your career plan that will be devised from the understanding you gain of marketing and enterprise. You'll complete the course with your very own start up media business planned and a great website with some amazing media productions to promote it.

    The programme will allow students to demonstrate:

    • Initiative
    • Independent enquiry
    • Creative thinking
    • Reflective learning
    • Team-working
    • Self-management
    • Effective participation
    • Problem solving
    • Communication
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